When a classmate hurts his feelings by calling him a fairy, Brandon turns to his imagination and his two best friends, who rally to his side. Brandon informs his pals that he is now a zombie who will destroy his enemies with his tears. They respond by turning into a ghost and a vampire, ready to protect him from the mean words being thrown at him during recess.
What starts as a bullying moment ends in a creative and empathetic exchange between the boys. Brandon is able to smile again -- especially when the friends come to a decision on his new nickname: the Zombie Prince.
Luc Melanson's graphic illustrations bring humor to this sensitive story about kindness and imagination healing the hurt left by unkind words.
Author: Matt Beam
Publisher: Groundwood Books
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 10.50h x 8.60w x 0.50d
Audience: Ages 9-12
Kirkus Reviews 07/01/2018
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2019 - Recommended, Satisfactory