Plants vs. Zombies: The Three Little Pigs Fight Back
, back cover: "The three little pigs aren't afraid of the Big Bad Wolf - but zombies are another story! The pigs must use the plants in their garden to fight off the fun-dead. WIll they be able to plant fast enough to save their brainy-brain-brains?"
Plants vs. Zombies: Brains and the Beanstalk
, back cover: "The zombies want Jack's brains! He must work together with the plants - especially the beanstalk - to stop them. Join the plants and zombies in this raucous retelling of the classic fairy tale."
Although the picture books are fun (and we highly recommend them), we get the most re-reads out of the guidebook. (Plants vs. Zombies: Official Guide to Protecting Your Brains ). I would have bought it for twice the cover price (it costs less than $8). It is packed with basic information for new players, as well as sarcastic humor that will appeal to a wide range of ages. Bacon fans will take particular delight in "Crazy Dave's Much Much Better Guide to Protecting Your Brains" near the back of the book.
Super-Gigantic List of Handy Things to Have
OK, so there are zombies. What you are you gonna do now? Well, you need stuff otherwise you won't be doing much except getting your brains munchy-munched. None of us want that to happen, so I've made this massive list of handy things to have.
* Notebook and pencil - so you can keep track of how many zombies are around. And so you can draw pictures of bacon.
* Saucepans - for cooking dinner (bacon), or for wearing on your head (this helps keep rain off and also protects those brains).
* Bacon - because bacon.
* Extra bacon - just in case. I'm always prepared like that.
* Hidden supply of "backup bacon." I call this BACKCON. Pretty clever huh?In addition to descriptions of the different zombies and plants, the guide also contains amusing sections on "Dead vs. Undead: Crucial Differences," Zombie Myths, etc. We usually find ourselves flipping through it, rather than reading cover to cover, and the format lends itself well to that.
All three of these instantly made it onto my mental list of book recommendations for reluctant readers.
As for the (now 5 year old) infant bibliophile, this is what he has to say:
Everything in red has been written and typed by him:
(By the way, P v. Z stands for Plants vs. Zombies) I really just wanted to say what P v. Z stands for, but I came up with a nice thing to say. It is: The other 2 books (The three little pigs and Brains and the beanstalk, which i originally thought was titled "Jack and the Brainstalk") were really detailed.
Which was your favorite of the three books?
Official guide to protecting your brains
What was funny in these books?
The chilli bean (Just because it's my favorite plant).
Did you learn anything new?
Some other zombies (Including the Roller zombie, which I just thought was an equivalent to the dancer zombie).
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