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Children's Fiction Halloween

If I Were a Zombie

by (author) Kate Inglis

illustrated by Eric Orchard

Nimbus Publishing
Initial publish date
Aug 2020
Halloween, Monsters, Poetry (see also Stories in Verse), Fantasy & Magic
Recommended Age
4 to 9
Recommended Grade
p to 4
Recommended Reading age
4 to 12
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2016
    List Price
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Apr 2016
    List Price
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2020
    List Price

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Two young children imagine what it would be like to be a zombie, a ninja, or a robot. This hilarious rhyming picture book is now in paperback.

If I were a zombie
I'd package my drool
put it in Mason jars
sell it at school.

This hilarious picture book written by Hackmatack Award-nominated Kate Inglis has two children trying to outdo one another, imagining what they could do if only they were a zombie, a ninja, or a robot. With outrageously entertaining rhyming text and brilliant illustrations from artist Eric Orchard, this is sure to be a favourite with readers of all ages.

About the authors

Kate Inglis is a writer, photographer, and mother of two boys. The Dread Crew: Pirates of the Backwoodsis her first novel, but she has been writing professionally for more than ten years--and since 2004 on her blog (, which has earned widespread recognition and a readership of thousands. Kate lives in Nova Scotia, where she was born.

Kate Inglis' profile page

Eric Orchard is the illustrator of several books, including The Terrible, Horrible, Smelly Pirate. He won the Halifax Mayor's Award for Book Illustration and his work has been included in the Society of Illustrator's Annual competition and exhibition. Eric lives in Toronto.

Eric Orchard's profile page

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