• Zombies vs Peppa Pig

    23 May 2024

    This made me chuckle!!


    A school librarian (Ms. Yingling Reads) tweeted the attached photo, with the message: "End of school year! Always make sure that @darrenshan ZOM-B series doesn't spend the summer next to @WendyShang books. You can never be too careful!"


    I assume this is because Wendy Shang's books are aimed at younger readers, and the librarian is worried that, in her absence, an 8 year old could walk home with Zom-B by accident and start reading!!! :-)


    This reminds me of when Zom-B got pulled from a major supermarket chain in the UK many years ago, around the time that Zom-B Baby was released. (The hardback of that book has an especially grisly cover!!) Supermarket workers don't take the same care with placing books that a seasoned librarian takes, and they were simply stacking all the books for children together in one section, which meant Zom-B Baby was being stacked next to Peppa Pig books -- and the cover was traumatising toddlers and angering their parents!!! Enough parents complained for it to become an issue, and rather than train their staff to stack books correctly, the chain simply pulled Zom-B from their shelves.


    So, if you've ever wondered who would win in a war between zombies and Peppa Pig... :-) :-) :-)


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