Born in 1962 in Denver, Colorado, Scott Nickel works by day at Paws, inc., Jim Davis's famous Garfield studio, and he freelances by night. Burning the midnight oil, Scott has created hundreds of humorous greeting cards and written several children's books, short fiction for Boys' Life magazine, comic strips, and lots of really funny knock-knock jokes. He was raised in southern California, but in 1995 Scott moved to Indiana, where he currently lives with his wife, two sons, six cats, and several sea monkeys.
Gr 1-4--Fifth grader--and zombie buster--Trevor Walton takes a field trip with his class to the aquarium. While he is sidetracked buying a chocolate whale at the gift shop, the rest of his class is brainwashed into zombiedom at the dolphin show by Dr. Brainium, disguised as the aquarium guide's assistant. It's up to Trevor to foil the evil doctor's plan and change his classmates back into normal grade school kids. This minimally animated interactive graphic novel by Scott Nickel (Stone Arch, pap. 2007) features word balloons that pop up and cells that brighten to help listeners follow along with the dialogue. A full cast acts voices the story, with sound effects and dramatic music. Narration can be turned on or off, and the story can be navigated automatically or manually. Graphic novel fans will enjoy this electronic book.--Jennifer Verbrugge, Dakota County Library, Galaxie Branch, Apple Valley, MN Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.