Zombelina loves to dance. She moonwalks with mummies and boogies with bats. She spins like a specter and glides like a ghost and loves to dance for her family the most. When Zombelina enrolls in a ballet class for real girls, her dancing gives everyone the chills! But when her first recital brings on a case of stage fright, her zombie moans and ghoulish groans scare her audience away. Only her devoted family's cheers, in their special spooky way, help Zombelina dance the ballet debut of her dreams. (Amazon)
Review by Amy Finnegan — writer, reader, Bookshop Talk host.
Kristyn Crow is one of my new favorite picture book writers. Her books always have a strong beat and are fun and easy to read aloud. My young daughter loves it when we read one of Crow's books because the text is so lyrical, she remembers how to finish the ending of each verse.
The newest addition to Crow's collection of stories is about ZOMBELINA, a sweet girl with a slight rotting problem. But this doesn't stop her from chasing her dream! She ignores the rude behavior of the other girls and keeps on dancing. This little ballerina will leap off the pages and pirouette right into your heart.
A very entertaining read!