Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Books to Check Out: Making Friends in the Afterlife by H. Jonathan Goltz

At first glance, this doesn't exactly look like it's for kids.  But lets be honest, some kids like a little creepy and that doesn't mean there isn't an important message mixed in with the oddly cute illustrations.  I know I would have loved this book as a kid simply because of how unique, cute and sweet it is.

Life's tough for little Amnio. His parents are the reason why all the creatures called "humans" disappeared before he was born, and now everybody left in the Afterworld is afraid of him! How's a kid supposed to find any friends around here? "Making Friends in the Afterworld" contains three short, fully-illustrated tales of gas-masked kid Amnio's search for companionship in the seemingly gloomy Afterworld. Along the way, he'll meet an unlucky headless chicken named Nugget, several former imaginary friends, and Mr. Pudge, a dog so loyal that even radiation poisoning can't keep him down for long. Best summarized as "like 'Dick and Jane' after the apocalypse," this title has a heart of gold within its dark-humor exterior, and is perfect for kids (and grown-ups!) who prefer some 'creepy' mixed in with their 'cute.'

You can get your copy here on Amazon!