Title: A IS FOR ASTEROIDS … Z IS FOR ZOMBIES
Subtitle: A BEDTIME BOOK FOR THE COMING APOCALYPSE
Author: PAUL LEWIS
Illustrator: KENNETH KIT LAMUG
Genre: FICTION, APOCALYPTIC FICTION, HUMOR
Length: 40 PAGES
Publisher: ANDREWS McMEEL PUBLISHING
Type of Book: EBOOK
Received From: NETGALLEY
Release Date: OCTOBER 10, 2017
Price: $14.99 USD (Hardcover)
Rating: 5 OUT OF 5 STARS 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Are you a fan of dark humor? What about zombies? Are you the type of person who reads everything you can about the Apocalypse?
What about your kids? What do you tell them when they come home from school with questions about the future of our world?
Well, if you are anything like author Paul Lewis, you create a faux-children’s book of ABC’s that allows you to list all the ways our civilization might end.
The next step is to find an illustrator that can bring your vision to life. That is where KENNETH KIT LAMUG comes in.
Between the twisted imaginings of Paul Lewis and the equally, if not more twisted illustrations of Kenneth Kit Lamug, what you end up with is an uproariously funny book that is sure to become an instant Bestseller. I for one will be purchasing several hardcover copies for myself and my friends.
The fact that each page of the book is told in sing-song rhyming prose adds to the overall unreal quality of this hilarious book.
If I had the skills to write a book of this kind, this would be exactly how I would want it to turn out.
What I want to say most, is that I recommend this book as highly as possible. If you do not add it to your must-buy list, then you will be missing out. In fact, I forsee many awards and accolades in this book’s future. Let’s just hope that Paul Lewis receives his rewards before one of his potential apocalyptic scenarios comes to pass.
I give 5 out of 5 Stars for this highly imaginative, highly entertaining, and uproariously funny book. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
*I would like to say a special Thank You to Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
PAUL LEWIS is an English professor at Boston College, the president of the Poe Studies Association, and the author of Cracking Up: American Humor in a Time of Conflict (U Chicago Press).
A fascination with gothic fiction and horror films prepared him to publish “The Funeral Game” in Crazy Magazine while he was in graduate school, coin the word “Frankenfood” at the dawn of the GMO era, and write A Is for Asteroids, Z Is for Zombies.
As a freelance writer, Lewis has published op-ed and humor pieces in leading newspapers.
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ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR:
Kenneth Lamug is an author/illustrator based in Las Vegas, Nevada.
As a child, he made comics and books from scraps of used copy paper. Then, stopped drawing for the longest time when his entire family moved to the US from the Philippines.
He finally got back to his creative roots and has been having loads of fun making books and comics for all-ages.
Kenneth’s debut picture book “A Box Story” won the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards, Literary Classics, Pinnacle Awards and the National Indie Excellence Book Awards.
In 2014, he launched a Kickstarter campaign which funded the all-ages graphic adventure book, “The Tall Tales of Talbot Toluca.”
His most recent books include the macabre children’s fairytale, “The Stumps of Flattop Hill” (One Peace Books) and the parenting parody book, “HURTS LIKE A MOTHER” (Doubleday).
Kenneth is a husband, and father of three rabble rousing boys.
AWARDS KENNETH LAMUG HAS WON:
* 2016 SCBWI National Postcard Contest Winner
* 2016 Children’s Book Academy Golden Ticket Winner
* 2016 Literary Classics (The Stumps of Flattop Hill)
* 2014 Moonbeam Children’s Awards Graphic Novel (Talbot Toluca Quest For The Ore Crystals)
* 2014 National Indie Excellence Awards (Talbot Toluca Quest For The Ore Crystals)
* 2012 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards (A Box Story)
* 2012 Literary Classics Seal of Approval (A Box Story)
* 2012 Nation Indie Excellence Awards Finalist (A Box Story)
* 2012 Pinnacle Awards (A Box Story)
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