Middle School and High School students are invited to a “Zombies Vs. Unicorns” program at the Oak View Library on Monday, October 15 at 4:15 p.m. The tongue-in-cheek shindig is inspired by the anthology edited by Holly Black (Team Unicorn) and Justine Labalestier (Team Zombie).
Leave it to the librarians to come up with a creative and delightfully creepy way to celebrate October. Readers will learn to eat like a unicorn and dance like a zombie, which is a fine, fine alternative to some of the other zombie activity options.
As you might have guessed by now, I am pro-unicorn. In fact I found the book trailer (found at zombiesvsunicorns.com) rather disturbing, what with all the zombies munching on unicorn flesh and unicorns impaling zombies on their horns. Unicorns would definitely NOT behave like that. Clearly, the book trailer was designed by zombies without unicorn authorization.
Am I the only one who thinks Halloween has gone too far? Parents with toddlers practically have to blindfold them before taking them shopping lest their innocent eyes be traumatized by each year’s lengthening parade of bloodied, mangled carcasses.
I know, I know. It’s supposed to be “fun.”
But when those select children with severed heads march to my door, shoving their blood-splattered pillowcases into my face, I have to admit … I’m not having fun. I just want it to be Thanksgiving already.
(Note to children: Just because you decided to be “dead” on Halloween doesn’t make you creative. Dead cheerleader. Check. Dead bride. Check. Dead ballerina. Check. Dead bank teller. Check. I’ve seen them all. Dress up as an astrophysicist or a sunflower. Now that’s creative.)
So I’m glad the Siouxland Libraries have things under control. Somebody’s got to. Meanwhile I’m going out to buy yet another bag of chocolate that won’t last until October 31st. All this creepiness is making me hungry.