Are you looking for a gentle story to calm your nerves and usher your precious child into a deep and soothing slumber? if so, then you should immediately and carefully put this book down (or exit your web page). In morbin, macabre, and yet oddly merry verse, A is for Asteroids, Z is for Zombies provides an entire alphabet's worth of apocalyptic alternatives, catastrophic calamities, andd doomsday disasters. From probing space invaders to organ melting viruses, this would be children's book presents the A to Z end of times in one petrifying poem! Sleep tight....and don't let the zombies bite.
About the Author
Paul Lewis teaches American literature and writing workshops at Boston College, and he brings a career-long interest in dark humor to the writing of A Is for Asteroids, Z Is for Zombies. A student of gothic and gallows humor, Lewis has written extensively on these strains in U.S. popular culture, most notably in his book Cracking Up: American Humor in a Time of Conflict (UChicago Press, 2006). The neologist who coined the words “Frankenfood” and “lackspertise” in a letter he wrote to the New York Times, Lewis has published op-ed, feature, and humor pieces in leading newspapers.
Kenneth Kit Lamug is a filmmaker, photographer, author, and illustrator with 27,000 Twitter followers. He is best known for his children’s picture book A Box Story (RabbleBox, 2011); an adult humor book Hurts Like a Mother: A Cautionary Alphabet (Doubleday, 2016); and as co-creator of the independent film Vegasland.
*Not intended for small children*