Happy Birthday

Abigail and Her Pet Zombie Series Book 6

Children - Grade K-3rd
80 Pages
Reviewed on 07/21/2021
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Author Biography

Marie F Crow introduces The Sirens. This magical, mythical adventure is set for a YA/NA audience. This is an engaging and exciting series set in a mermaid undersea realm.

Marie F Crow is also the author of the post-apocalyptic series, The Risen. She weaves her stories around the human element of the horror verses the "monsters" themselves. She believes that the real horror of life does not come from the expected, but from the unexpected responses of the human nature and what depths of trauma a person has to survive in certain situations. She began writing The Risen series when feeling that the popular genre was slipping too deep into the realm of pure "slasher" and forgetting what the horror of zombies can mean for a story.

Now with her children's series launched, Marie hopes to use her favorite "monster" as a teaching tool to inspire children to understand that not everything that looks scary, is scary. With Abigail and Her Pet Zombie series, Marie hopes to further spread her love for all things "that go bump in the night" with small children showing them that it's okay to be different and to embrace those same differences in those around them.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite

Abigail has a pet zombie. All of Abigail’s friends are also friends with her zombie. They do everything together, just as good friends always do. There’s a special day approaching: the zombie’s birthday. Now, we all know how important our annual birthdays are. After all, doesn’t a birthday symbolize how important and how special we are? It’s not just a calendar date that marks another year’s passing. Abigail’s zombie is excited: he’s picked his special cake and helped Abigail make up the invitations. All Abigail’s friends have purchased or made that special birthday gift for the special zombie friend. All, that is, except Abigail. She just doesn’t know what to give her pet zombie, this special friend who has always been there for her with smiles and sharing his courage. Finally, she asks him what he wants more than anything. What do you think that is?

Marie F Crow’s picture book story, Happy Birthday (Abigail and Her Pet Zombie Series, Book 6), is a fun story about friendships and special celebrations. It’s also a valuable lesson on what makes the best gift: “A truly perfect gift is a gift which always comes from the heart.” The plot develops nicely, following Abigail and her pet zombie’s preparations and building excitement over the upcoming birthday party. The climax, of course, is the revelation of Abigail’s special gift. With simple language and the text written in an abstract Gothic style (suitable for a zombie story), this beautifully illustrated book is a fun read. Young readers will certainly enjoy the special friendship between Abigail and her pet zombie.