If you are unfamiliar with this title, Five Little Zombies And Fred is a not-for-children children’s book about the perils of a zombie apocalypse, filled with zombies, a Mountie, and our hero, Fred. It spoofs the Ten Little Monkeys Jumping On A Bed nursery rhyme. Filled with geeky visual gags and Easter eggs, it is written and illustrated to speak to the child in every one. It tells the story of our hero Fred who finds himself in the middle of the zombie apocalypse. Will he survive with the help of his friend the Mountie? Warning: Mild zombie violence.
Aside from the book, which is illustrated by the amazingly talented Matt Schubbe, there is also a line of Five Little Zombies And Fred merchandise for you to purchase. And there is the Five Little Zombies And Fred music album, with songs written and performed by Errol Elumir — half of former featured independent geek music duo Debs and Errol — and mixed and mastered by former featured independent musician Chris Cogott.
The reception of the book has been beyond my best expectation. The reviews have been wonderful, including five 5 star reviews on Amazon.com, and one 5 star review on Amazon.co.uk. Fellow GeekMom core contributor Patricia Vollmer also wrote a great review of the book on her personal blog.
To celebrate the initial response to the book and the relaunched Geeky Pleasures, I am giving away copies of Five Little Zombies And Fred.
Three people will receive the paperback version of the book, the DRM-Free PDF version of the book, and the Five Little Zombies And Fred music album.
Three people will receive the DRM-Free PDF version of the book, and the Five Little Zombies And Fred music album.
Below the giveaway details, you can see a preview of the book and listen to the music album.
- Leave a comment telling me your tip(s) for surviving a zombie apocalypse.
- Only one comment per person. Leaving multiple comments will disqualify you. When leaving a comment, please use a valid e-mail address so that I can notify you if you win.
- You have until Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 23:59 PST to leave a comment. At that time, I’ll use a random number generator to select six winner. The first three numbers generated will receive the paperback version of the book, the DRM-Free PDF version of the book, and the music album. The last three numbers generated will receive the DRM-Free PDF version of the book, and the music album. The winner will be notified by e-mail on Tuesday September 18, 2012. Winners will be announced on this website on Friday, November 16, 2012, at 16:00 PST.
- If you have any questions, please e-mail me.
Thanks, again, to every one whose contributions to the Five Little Zombies And Fred IndieGoGo campaign made this happen!