Saturday, October 6, 2012

Zombie Makers

Zombie Makers: True Stories of Nature's Undead
By Rebecca L. Johnson
Millbrook Press, c2013. 48 pages. Non-fiction.

Zombie Makers is a very cool read about the world of insects. The introduction dispels the myth of human zombies- dead people coming back to life. However, although people cannot be zombified, insects can! Creepy! Inside the pages of this book, you will find information about body snatchers, viruses and more. One undead tale features the carpenter ant, which can be infected by a fungus from the forest floor. The fungus kills the ant, but the fungus keep growing and expanding inside its body and uses the ant as its new home. The pictures are amazing! The book is organized in a cool way, with each new story labeled with the name of the zombie maker, its nickname, location, and zombie victim.

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