Zombelina Dances The Nutcracker (Hardcover)

By Kristyn Crow, Molly Idle (Illustrator)

Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 9781619636408, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 8, 2015

List Price: 16.99*
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In another rhyming read-aloud tale full of delightful macabre humor Zombelina once again steals the show! This time Zombelina and her friend Lizzie are dancing in The Nutcracker. On the night of the big show, Zombelina is ready, but Grandpa Phantom has other plans for the opera house. Zombelina will need to think fast to save the show, and she'll need Lizzie's help. When best friends work together, the show will go on!

Young dancers and readers will love this family-filled, friendship-inspired picture book that brings Zombelina home for the holidays in another scary-good story!

About the Author

KRISTYN CROW loves to use rhythm, rhyme, and repetition to make reading snappy and fun. Her first book, Cool Daddy Rat, received starred reviews and was named a Blue Ribbon Book by the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books. Other titles include Bedtime at the Swamp, The Middle-Child Blues, and the forthcoming Skeleton Cat. Kristyn enjoys visiting elementary schools, where she directs eager young readers in a "swamp rhythm symphony" using a variety of percussion instruments. Kristyn is the mother of seven wonderfully creative children, and is married to a policeman, who doubles as a mad scientist/inventor. She lives in Layton, Utah.

MOLLY IDLE is the Caldecott-Honor winning author and illustrator of Flora and the Flamingo and its sequel Flora and the Penguin as well as Tea Rex, Camp Rex, and Zombelina. Molly worked at DreamWorks Feature Animation Studios for five years before turning to book illustration full-time. When not making mischief with her boys or watching old Technicolor musicals, she can be found at her desk scribbling away, with a pencil in one hand and a cup of espresso in the other. She now lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with her family and two snugly cats.

Praise For Zombelina Dances The Nutcracker

“There are some funny zombie-themed jokes woven into the story, and Zombelina is an intriguing character. . . Fans of both paranormal characters and ballet will like this.” —Kirkus Reviews