One of my son’s favorite bedtime stories!Title: There’s a Zombie in the Basement
Author: Stan Yan
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
For Purchase at: AMAZON
Last year I attended a writing conference. Many of the presenters were of the horror genre. While I had only ever read popular fiction by the likes of Nora Roberts, Dean Koontz and Veronica Roth, back in the day I did enjoy a Stephen King novel or two. So, I entered the vendor room to find a man and woman sitting at a table with some creepy comic drawings and a children’s book.
This man was Stan Yan. The book was There’s a Zombie in the Basement. While I was initially drawn in by the quality of his art, Stan and I started talking. I explained that this story might be a little too scary for my over imaginative 4-year-old. A smile spread over his sales assistant’s face and he explained that his 4 year-old, was his muse. His son had become scared of his drawings. So, in an attempt to help him see the comic drawings as nothing more than silly fiction, Stan Yan wrote, illustrated, and published this bedtime story.
At that, I was sold. And boy did this tiny investment pay off.
My little boy loves this story, still. It has the right amount of spooky to keep him interested with a sweetness that keeps him tucked in at night and not running into my room at every noise.
Yan writes very rhythmically and it is easy for mom and dad to pick up on. By the first turn of the page, you are able to read through the story without skipping a beat. It is also fun for my son to “read” (recite from memory) as we go through to the end.
Do not be mistaken by the dark nature of the art. These monsters aren’t so scary after all and I give this story 5 stars!
Thank you Stan from this Mama and parents everywhere for lending your autographed copy to my April Share-A-Paloosa contest.
If you are interested in getting a free autographed copy of There’s a Zombie in the Basement By Stan Yan, be sure to follow my blog (HERE) and share this post with your friends. Leave me a note to let me know that you did and you will be entered to win.
Stan’s book is also available for purchase on Amazon (HERE).
Dacia M Arnold
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