Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tween Tuesday: How to Trap a Zombie by A.R. Rotruck

Tween Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted here at GreenBeanTeenQueen to highlight great reads for tweens. Join the fun and leave your Tween Tuesday link below.

How to Trap a Zombie, Track a Vampire and other Hands-On Activities for Monster Hunters by A.R. Rotruck

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Genre: Fantasy/Crafts

Release Date: 9/14/2010

Add to Goodreads

About the Book: If you want to be a monster hunter, you'll need this guide to teach you. Everything you need to know about monsters, zombies and other creatures you might encounter and everything you'll need to take with you, this book is the ultimate monster hunting guide.

GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: How to Trap a Zombie is a book that teachers and librarians who work with tweens will want to have. The crafts and activities included can easily be adapted into a program.

The way to book is written, it reads as though it's a guide for young wizards who are wanting to hunt monsters. There is advice about monster hunting trips ranging from making traps to camping. I can see where tweens would have fun using this book and turning an every day adventure outside into a monster hunt. The crafts are all pretty simple and include step by step directions. I would have liked the crafts to be a little more creative though-they were good, but a lot of them I'd seen in other craft books, so I would have liked some new ideas.

The book is from Wizards of the Coast, who are the publishers of the Dungeons and Dragons books and while there are some references to the Dungeons and Dragons series, the book can stand alone.

A fun read for adventerous tweens, especially if you have tweens who enjoy the outdoors!

Book Pairings: If your tween likes this book, give them the Practical Guide books also from Wizards of the Coast-they'll give more depth into the creatures explored in How to Trap a Zombie.

Full Disclosure: Reviewed from final copy sent by publicist for review


  1. This sounds adorable. Great for boys. I love that there are crafts and activities suggested instead of just text.

  2. Hi, today I review Crosswire, a new historical fiction/adventure story set in 19th century Texas by Dotti Enderle--a great pick for reluctant readers, particularly boys.

  3. This sounds great! I think my tween would enjoy it. Thanks for bringing it my attention!

  4. I did Zombiekins for Tween Tuesday!! Come by my blog and check it out along with my giveaway for Zombie Week.


I love hearing from other readers! Share your thoughts and chime in!

Imagination Designs