Today’s Halloween book review is Wake the Dead by Monica A. Harris. Here’s what it’s about:
“Be quiet, Henry! You’re loud enough to wake the dead!”
Henry is having a loud day. When he plays, he’s loud. When he walks, he’s loud. When he talks, he’s loud. Everything he does is loud. His mother, his father, even his sister warn him that he’ll wake the dead. And wouldn’t you know it . . . he does!
What follows is a mad-cap, pun-filled romp–sure to tickle your funny bone–as the rudely awakened zombies run amok through the town trying to find who’s responsible for disturbing their peaceful rest.
If you guess that Henry’s going to have a big mess on his hands, you’d be dead right!
This book uses every dead idiom you can think of, and included some adult humor I appreciated. It had me laughing in the beginning, but it got a little tired. I did like that it was about Henry waking the dead. Zombies, YAY! Henry then had to put the dead back to sleep and the story was generally good. The illustrations are cute and not too scary for kids. I think kids might like this one more than adults.
My Rating: 3 out of 5