My Rotten Friend

Penelope is a little different. She might also be a little…undead. After biting some teachers, Penelope gets sent home from school. And that’s when things go from bad to worse! What would you do if your best friend turned out to be a zombie? This hilarious tale is perfect for anyone who thinks the B in BFF should stand for BRAINS.

  • 9780807553282
  • September 2015

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  • Epelbaum ably adds comic touches with his slick digital cartoon illustrations.

    - Kirkus Reviews

  • Give Blake and Epelbaum credit—they don’t go halfway on this story of ill-fated human-zombie friendship…Especially icky scenes include one of Penelope chowing down on brains (while flies sample her own), so while Epelbaum’s cartoons establish a sunny suburban atmosphere, this story is best for families who like their humor wicked.

    - Publishers Weekly


Common Core

W.2.3,5,8 SL.2.1,1a,1b,1c,2,6 RF.2.3,3b,3d,4,4a,4b,4c L.2.2,2d,3,4,4a,4c,4d,5,5a,6 RL.2.1,3,4,5,7,10


  • Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5
  • ATOS Level: 1.6