Zombelina – When the Undead Dance


By Kristyn Crow

Illustrations by Molly Idle

Spoiler Alert!



Zombelina loves to dance. She moonwalks with mummies and boogies with bats. She spins like a specter and glides like a ghost and loves to dance for her family the most. When Zombelina enrolls in a ballet class for real girls, her dancing gives everyone the chills! But when her first recital brings on a case of stage fright, her zombie moans and ghoulish groans scare her audience away. Only her devoted family’s cheers, in their special spooky way, help Zombelina dance the ballet debut of her dreams.

Introducing the most adorable zombie to ever grace the dance floor, Kristyn Crow’s pitch-perfect rhyme and Molly Idle’s charmingly spook-tacular illustrations will make every reader want to sway and sashay in their own zombie trance.
(Courtesy of goodreads.com)

Adult Point of View

I’ve decided to add in a few of my favorite picture books. I will warn you, that any picture book I include on this site will always be a five star quality from my point of view. (There are so many great picture books, I don’t want to waste my time on those that aren’t at the highest level.)

Zombelina works as a picture book because the idea of a zombie ballerina is inherently funny. Surely, she has challenges other children don’t face. I love her spirit and zest for living (you can decide if any puns were intended in that line) as well as her supportive family that knits the story together. If my daughter needed a new friend, I’d choose Zombelia to be her buddy.

5 out of 5 stars

5 star

  • Michelle

About Tales Untangled

I am a mother of four children and have a passion for reading. I love sharing my treasury of books with my kids. I also do experiments in cooking which includes such things as Indian Tandoori Chicken slow-cooked in a tagine. I write stories and illustrate in ink.
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