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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (385 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kevin Bolger Narrator: Johnny Heller Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2010 ISBN: 9781449838317
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Kids don’t get much wimpier than fourth-grader Stanley Nudelman. He is shy and afraid of, well, lots of things. He spends most of his time hiding from school bully Knuckles Bruzkowski.

But then everything changes when Stanley finds an unusual stuffed animal at Old Lady Imavitch’s yard sale. Zombiekins is part bunny, part teddy bear—and 100 percent zombie! When Stanley brings his new friend to school, all heck breaks loose. Now Stanley will have to find the courage he’s pretty sure he doesn’t have in order to stop zombies from taking over the fourth grade!

With years of experience as a language arts teacher, Kevin Bolger knows the types of stories kids devour. Bolger’s distinct brand of humor is hilariously conveyed by award-winning narrator and stand-up comedian Johnny Heller.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Onomatopoeia, puns, and alliteration rule the school in the ghastly gala of gleefully goofy gore…Narrator Johnny Heller is in rare form, moaning and groaning, milking every strangled consonant and mangled vowel, impersonating teachers and students alive and undead, and bringing Bolger’s sound effects to eerie life…Will be especially fun at Halloween.”

    School Library Journal

  • “A fast and funny read…this will have readers shouting such zombie catchphrases as hrnrgrghnrr and yaarghhh. Well, maybe not, but they’ll have fun anyway.”

    Booklist

  • “The strange, disgusting zombie behavior…will give young readers a thrill. So will the quirky humor and word play deftly woven by the author who also penned Sir Fartsalot Hunts the Booger.”

    Children’s Literature

  • “Bolger’s silly zombie spoof will tickle the funny bone and satisfy the gross-out quotient of any reader, reluctant or otherwise…The whole thing’s worth the hilarious stuff-animal slaughter at the outset.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie Fornea | 2/20/2014

    " I enjoyed this book about a stuffed animal that turns into a zombie. Really cute! Kids will love it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elsa | 2/19/2014

    " What a hoot! 4th grade zombie novel, very fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annmarie G | 1/27/2014

    " I know it's childish but i love this book. Its so funny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christiane | 1/25/2014

    " Stanley Nudelman buys Zombiekins at his creepy neighbor's yard sale and before you know it the sinister stuffy is disemboweling his sister's stuffed animals and zombiefying his classmates. The great illustrations add to the silly, disgusting fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lara | 1/22/2014

    " Fantastic. I loved it. I lol'd when it disemboweled 'Pooh bear', 'Barney' and 'Elmo' (not their real names). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ted | 1/22/2014

    " This was fun. Tyler is reading it now! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 1/17/2014

    " Zombies for kids! Can it be done? Zombiekins does it! This is a fun book that will definitely appeal to the elementary age crowd who loves Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Captain Underpants. The humor and story is age appropriate with zombies acting like zombies but nothing too scary. There are enough jokes and funny names to keep the kids interested and laughing out loud. It's about time zombies invaded the younger grades! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 May C. | 12/30/2013

    " Its a book for a much younger audience but its still an enjoyable read for those who are young at heart and for all ages. I personally like to read all kinds of genres, its just more fun that way! This is a creepy cute read. For young readers who love paranormal stuff, this is perfect. Its quirky and written so cutely. I enjoyed the plot, the characters, and the little illustrations/drawings that go along with the story. Its reminiscent of all the paranormal and spooky children/tween books I used to read and love as a kid. It also gets you in the spirit of Hallow's eve since its that time of the year again! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 12/17/2013

    " Read this to my 4th graders and we were laughing out loud the whole time! I had trouble reading some pages for all the laughing. Great depiction of school from a 4th graders perspective. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judie | 12/12/2013

    " I love zombies and children's books so this is a great short read for me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kate Hastings | 12/7/2013

    " Grdes 2-5? I couldn't get into this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gray Kemplin | 11/30/2013

    " I loved this book. I think it is awesome. It is illustrated by Aaron Blecha same as George Brown Class Clown. My friend Zane had this book so I read it too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rayna | 11/28/2013

    " ...And their hair was an open rebellion against society and interfering mothers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 5/13/2013

    " We listened to this one. It was not bad... it dragged a bit at the end and I didn't love the ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison | 5/4/2013

    " Okay, not for the tiny squimish kids but I totally giggled the whole time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 BlackhamBoys | 12/28/2012

    " Keaton said he read this and liked it ok ...I gave it a try a while back but it didn't really hold my attention. There are some funny/punny names ... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maggie Wrobel | 11/12/2012

    " Jokey in a Capt Underpants sorta way. Exceptionally silly puns had me roaring with laughter and would no doubt appeal to 7 -9 year olds. I down-graded the whole book though because I felt that it was way more violent then it needed to be. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 8/5/2012

    " My daughter and I absolutely loved this book and are excitedly awaiting a zombiekins 2!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffany | 5/27/2012

    " My son loved this book, and I also thought it was pretty cute. Of course, I understood some of the jokes that went over his head. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 RobesonBoys | 5/20/2012

    " He gave it 4 stars but said it was boring and stopped reading it ... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jett Bailey | 5/12/2012

    " This book is great and scary. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robin | 5/9/2012

    " it was good a bit childish but it was a fun quick read with the adorableness of stuffed animal zombies along with the real kind! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jacob 705 | 1/1/2012

    " I think that this book is over dramatic, childish, and crazy. It had a guy that worried about every thing he his scared about every thing. The story is childish because there is a mean guy, a girl who stands up to any thing, a scared boy, and crazy kids. I think this book is for 7 and under. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheryl Forsman | 11/17/2011

    " Love this book. I laughed throughout and felt compelled to get others to listen to me read passages outloud. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brianne | 7/6/2011

    " A very interesting book. Not really what I expected I thought it would suck. But I enjoy it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 3/28/2011

    " We listened to this one. It was not bad... it dragged a bit at the end and I didn't love the ending. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dakota | 3/4/2011

    " i think ths book was weird and if pepole like grose books then that is it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ted | 2/8/2011

    " This was fun. Tyler is reading it now! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 1/21/2011

    " The book itself may be more of a 4-star book, but the audiobook narrator does such a fabulous job, that he deserves a star of his own! Very funny stuff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheryl | 1/17/2011

    " Love this book. I laughed throughout and felt compelled to get others to listen to me read passages outloud. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 1/3/2011

    " Stanley buys a stuffed animal at a yard sale. He is warned to follow the instructions included with it, but he throws them out without reading them. That was NOT smart! Stanley is about to find out how dangerous a stuffed animal can be! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 1/2/2011

    " Surprisingly violent for a children's book. Not sure what age the book was intended for. My mom bought it for my 8 year old son. My reason for the 3 stars though is because it was so repetitive at times. Rather annoying. My son enjoyed the book overall though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christiane | 12/29/2010

    " Stanley Nudelman buys Zombiekins at his creepy neighbor's yard sale and before you know it the sinister stuffy is disemboweling his sister's stuffed animals and zombiefying his classmates. The great illustrations add to the silly, disgusting fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brianne | 10/17/2010

    " A very interesting book. Not really what I expected I thought it would suck. But I enjoy it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jacob | 10/13/2010

    " I think that this book is over dramatic, childish, and crazy. It had a guy that worried about every thing he his scared about every thing. The story is childish because there is a mean guy, a girl who stands up to any thing, a scared boy, and crazy kids. I think this book is for 7 and under. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison | 10/2/2010

    " Okay, not for the tiny squimish kids but I totally giggled the whole time. "

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About the Author
Author Kevin Bolger

Kevin Bolger teaches reading and writing to children from second to sixth grade in Ottawa, Canada. He spends every workday reading great children’s books with kids, which naturally made him want to write one of his own. As a writer, he has published short humor pieces with McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and several Canadian dailies, as well as book reviews with the Toronto Star and Globe & Mail.

About the Narrator

Johnny Heller, a two-time winner of the prestigious Audie Award, was named a top voice of 2008 and 2009 and selected as one of the Top 50 Narrators of the Twentieth Century by AudioFile magazine. His adult and children’s book narrations have earned him multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards.