A second meaty serving of the ZomBert Chronicles offers a suspenseful treat for animal lovers and fans of spooky mysteries.
ZomBert is back in book two of a wry new mystery series by award-winning creators Kara LaReau and Ryan Andrews. A stray cat who escaped the YummCo Laboratories on the outskirts of Lambert, Bert has now been officially adopted by nine-year-old Mellie Gore. He spends his days dozing in Mellie’s room and his nights hunting . . . and devouring fresh prey. Bert’s health and memory have returned, and his newfound strength and smarts are off the charts. Mellie, meanwhile, is busy working odd jobs to fund her cat’s visit to the vet, convinced that Bert can win the Best Pet contest at the upcoming YummCo-sponsored Harvest Festival. But is Bert really the best pet in Lambert—or just the weirdest? And could he be plotting revenge? Clever illustrated fare for fans of Bunnicula and other humorous forays into the macabre.
About the Author
Kara LaReau is the author of several books for young readers, including Rise of ZomBert and the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book The Infamous Ratsos and its sequels. She is also the author of the middle-grade series The Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters. Kara LaReau lives in Providence, Rhode Island.
Ryan Andrews is a comics artist and illustrator. He is the illustrator of Rise of ZomBert by Kara LaReau, The Dollar Kids by Jennifer Richard Jacobsen, and the author-illustrator of the graphic novel This Was Our Pact. Two of his web comics have been nominated for Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards. Ryan Andrews lives in Fukuoka, Japan.
Bert, the cat Mellie adopted in series opener Rise of ZomBert (2020), may not be a zombie…but she’s sure he’s special. . . . Perspectives alternate chapter by chapter among Mellie (related in the first person) and Bert (in a third-person cat voice) and the Yumms (third-person bad guy), and the story moves at a nice clip. —Kirkus Reviews