Cat Johnson Braves Doll Lil’s Word Association Challenge!

Guests »

Cat Johnson Braves Doll Lil’s Word Association Challenge!

August 7, 2013 – 12:48 am | One Comment

I’m back from vacation and ready to get down and dirty finding new free and amazingly bargained books for you! But first this week I have something special. I convinced super hot and crazy talented …

Read the full story »
Home » Features, Zombie Week

Zombie Week! Haz Adorable for Your Tea Cup Humans!

Submitted by on October 25, 2011 – 4:00 amOne Comment

What’s that you say? Zombie week haz adorable? Believe it or not, that’s a resounding YES! Here at Paperback Dolls, we personally believe that you’re never too young to enjoy the heavenly taste of braaaaaains.

Whether you’re looking for something special for the spooky holiday celebration, satisfy a scary sweet-tooth or teach your young ones to survive Z Day, the internets haz what you need.

Check out these fab finds we found for your tea cup humans!

Sure, zombies are pretty scary. They stink. They want to eat your brains. They’re terrible house guests. Who says zombies can’t be fun, too? Don’t they look kind of silly falling down and bumping into things? Sometimes they can even be cute. So, before you run away screaming for your lives, stop and appreciate the beauty of the undead. And remember, It’s Okay to be a Zombie.

Mortimer is looking for love. And he’s looking everywhere! He’s worked out at the gym (if only his arm wouldn’t keep falling off). He’s tried ballroom dancing lessons (but the ladies found him to be a bit stiff). When it seems all hope has died, could the girl of Mortimer’s dreams be just one horrifying shriek away? This humorous undead twist on traditional romance is endearingly spooky, adorably creepy, and sure to keep readers in stitches!

That’s Not Your Mommy Anymore
“When she’s shambling ‘cross the bedroom floor,
that’s not your Mommy anymore.
When her voice sounds just like Daddy’s snore,
that’s not your Mommy anymore.

Matt Mogk, founder of the Zombie Research Society, wrote a delightful children’s book called That’s Not Your Mommy Anymore. It teaches children how to recognize a zombie outbreak and take steps to protect themselves. Think of it like Night of the Living Dead meets Doctor Seuss.

While we can all agree that the zombie apocalypse is coming, you’ll have to decide for yourself whether this book is right for your geekling or if it should just be read and chortled at by the adults of the house. There is some gore and there is an undead Mom. Some of our kiddos were all “Ew, gross, no!” while others laughed their little butts off and demanded a repeat reading with more zombie sound effects. YMMV.

“Zombie Cupcakes” serves up an overdue backlash. Cooked up in the darkest of graveyards, it presents a ghoulish army of delicious creations that appear anything but sugar-coated. Recipes range from Zombie Flesh to Zombie Brain, from Gravestones to Night of the Living Cupcake. All the cooking and icing techniques are included, and every recipe features step-by-step instructions for the baking and icing, alongside devilish illustrations and photography. As a finishing touch, zombie quiz panels will test your undead knowledge, making this the book that will raise the spirits at even the most lifeless of gatherings.

Nicola Tedman and Sarah Skeate awaken their inner George A. Romero and focus their creative attention on the malleable, fuzzy softness of felt inside Zombie Felties: How to Raise 16 Gruesome Felt Creatures from the Undead. Inside, crafters will find instructions for more than 15 zombie creatures, including a Romero-esque Day of the Dead Zombie. Additional Zombie Feltie projects include:

* Zombie Bride

* Zombie Puppy

* Vampire Zombie

* Zombie Bunny

* Folklore Zombie

* Zombie Surfer, and more!

With only the most basic of sewing skills, crafters can raise their own macabre multitude of Zombie Feltie creations from the undead with an average construction time of less than one hour per pattern. Each design includes a full-color photograph of the finished project, as well as an illustrated, instructional overview, pattern diagrams, and a convenient list of everything needed to complete the project.

Zombie Feltie friends can be customized with limitless embellishments and they make great Halloween decorations, party favors, finger puppets, key rings, and even mobile phone mascots. Get ready to shudder as you stitch!

Paperback Dolls is made up of women from different parts of the world, with different backgrounds, different tastes and beliefs that were brought together through a love of reading. We like to think of ourselves as a cyber version of "The View" that focuses on books, authors, and reading. We are proof positive that one common love can unite the most opposite of people and form lasting friendships that introduce other ways of life and perspectives to each other.
Paperback Dolls
View all posts by Paperback Dolls
s website

One Comment »