I already wrote about our love for the Vampirina Ballerina books.  Now here is another book that speaks to my ghoulish little dancers!  Zombelina [Walker Children's, 2013] was written by Kristyn Crow, who already has a number of cute, "spooky" titles under her belt, and illustrated by the wonderful Molly Idle of Flora and the Flamingo fame.

We discovered this one on the children's octagon at the Barnes & Noble in Overland Park, KS.  We let out a collective squeal!  Because guess what Little Sis had already decided to be for Halloween this year?

A zombie ballerina!

I haven't bought a new Halloween book for the girls in a while, so I ordered it from my favorite indie bookstore after we got back.

Poor Zombelina loves to dance for her loving, supportive zombie family, but her first time on stage, she freezes.  She becomes...  a zombie.

Through the love and support of her family, she gets through it.

Tomorrow will be the first day for the girls to wear their costumes.  I'm still cobbling things together.  (Frankensteining things together?)  These bits and pieces should become a sweet little zombie ballerina...

I think if I decide to distress the tutu, I should just let Mabel play with it.

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    1. It's pretty perfect for my own little zombie ballerina, since she loves to perform for family, but is rather shy in front of others. Her pigtails are shorter, too. :)

  2. I don't normally say this about zombies but she's cute!

    1. She is! I read this one to my oldest's second grade class at Drop Everything And Read last week. They loved it!


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