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Jul 14 2017

Zombie goes to camp by Zack Zombie

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Diary of a Minecraft zombie book 6. Koala Books, 2017. ISBN 9781743818329
(Age: 5+) Zombie goes to camp tells the follow-on tale of Zack Zombie and his friends going to camp. Zack is 12 years old and completely terrified of going to Creepaway Camp; luckily his friend Creepy is coming along too!
Like the previous books, Book 6 is written in a daily diary style and uses language that children as young as 5 (and anyone who loves Minecraft) will understand.
The story moves through Zack's time at camp, with the first part of camp being filled with his concern that the camp counsellors are really brain eating humans who especially enjoy mob kids and that the food served in the cafeteria would spring to life as the camp food monster and eat them!
The kids at camp also participate in lots of stereotypical summer camp activities that many children will be able to find a link with and gain an understanding of the situations (except the potential brain eating counsellors) Zack and his friends are in.
Thankfully Zack and his friends survive the terror that is Creepaway Camp and come through both alive and with a whole heap of new friends.
The ending leads the reader nicely onto the next book and the next adventure for Zack Zombie, keeping them interested and keen to read again.
This book, and this series, is perfect for young Minecraft lovers from age 5 and also parents/teachers who listen to children talk about this phenomenon and aren't sure who or what they are talking about!
Lauren Fountain

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