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Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are excited to vacation in the Louisiana bayou. But the small village they visit has a scary problem. The villagers tell stories of voodoo and a giant zombie with silver hair who has been digging up graves in the cemetery. Can the tales be true? Illustrations.


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Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are excited to vacation in the Louisiana bayou. But the small village they visit has a scary problem. The villagers tell stories of voodoo and a giant zombie with silver hair who has been digging up graves in the cemetery. Can the tales be true? Illustrations.

30 review for The Zombie Zone

  1. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    My niece enjoys these A to Z Mysteries by Ron Roy, so we decided to try reading a few in anticipation of Halloween. My niece said that she enjoyed Zombie Zone and said that it was pretty scary. At first I didn't think that she was going to really care much for this story because she seemed to have a hard time tuning in. As the story grew, however, the book had her full attention and she began attempting to solve the mystery. She was paying attention to the clues, making deductions, and using logi My niece enjoys these A to Z Mysteries by Ron Roy, so we decided to try reading a few in anticipation of Halloween. My niece said that she enjoyed Zombie Zone and said that it was pretty scary. At first I didn't think that she was going to really care much for this story because she seemed to have a hard time tuning in. As the story grew, however, the book had her full attention and she began attempting to solve the mystery. She was paying attention to the clues, making deductions, and using logic to create various very plausible solutions to the mystery. Great brain exercise in the guise of entertainment! We both agreed that while Zombie Zone was a good story, it wasn't nearly as good (or as scary) as The Haunted Hotel, and in *my* opinion Zombie Zone was probably the weakest of the stories we've read in this series. I thought the plot was a little thin, and frankly, I had a hard time with why the grandmother in this story would allow the children to go camping with a stranger in the gator infested bayous of Louisiana without batting an eye, but then, that's just me. This did give my niece and me the opportunity to have a refresher talk about strangers, but for the most part, I just had to let the protective adult in me take a break so my niece could just enjoy the book. These books, after all, are not written for grown ups. As for my nephew, this book was far above his level of understanding, but I think he did enjoy it in his own way. I know he was listening to the story on and off, and he was certainly looking at the occasional pictures. I think it's good to let him hear the chapter books we read, if only to expose him to more advanced reading and more advanced words. All in all, Zombie Zone was appropriate for my 2nd grade niece. It's at her reading and comprehension level, and as I indicated above, it was a good book to exercise her problem solving skills. But in my opinion, there are better written and more entertaining mysteries in this A to Z series.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Kathleen

    Ugg. Sometimes it's hard having a third grader. he loves to read which I'm so thankful for but some of these chapter books are killing me. I say how about you read that one to yourself and he says to me " mom I need to practice voice and fluency". ummm ok

  3. 5 out of 5

    Madison Henson

    Bryon didn't mean to steal leather wallet from Jay Frisk. Two men came and dug up a graves, carried the coffins away. When they were gone, Bryon found the dirt. He saved it for them, but they didn't come back.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Pizza_Food :)

    beware of zombie because they will kll you if you don't.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Gwen

    Hey, Louisiana! I met the author there by happenstance.

  6. 5 out of 5

    L.E. Fidler

    Regan: I would probably rate it a three or a four. It didn’t have as much action in it...so...I’d go with three.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Olivia Collins

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. this book is about ruh rose and josh and dink are going camping with jack then there is a grave robber

  8. 5 out of 5

    Sierra

    I LEARNED NOTHING!!!! YAY!!!!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Abigail

    Do the zombies really come out at night or is someone pranking the town?

  10. 4 out of 5

    Brent Ecenbarger

    "Cliff (age 5) review - It was really scary, and all of that scary stuff made it really good, so I give it five stars." "Dean (age 3) review -I give it 10 hundred stars." Dean, what was your favorite part? "I liked in Willy Wonka when the girl went down the garbage chute." Basically Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose go down to new the bayou and immediately start hearing about grave robbers and zombies. Then they get left with some shady adults who don't supervise them and see a silhouette of a man steppin "Cliff (age 5) review - It was really scary, and all of that scary stuff made it really good, so I give it five stars." "Dean (age 3) review -I give it 10 hundred stars." Dean, what was your favorite part? "I liked in Willy Wonka when the girl went down the garbage chute." Basically Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose go down to new the bayou and immediately start hearing about grave robbers and zombies. Then they get left with some shady adults who don't supervise them and see a silhouette of a man stepping out of a grave in the middle of the night. A lot of the book is them trying to figure out who the man was they saw in the grave, and why. This was much better than The Yellow Yacht but still a step down from The Missing Mummy or The Absent Author. The mystery seemed a little grown up for my kids to solve. **Spoiler alert** The plot revolves around driving down the property rates so land can be developed. **End of spoiler** Also, the bad guys are only in the book for a split second, and I got the feeling my boys didn't even remember that we'd read about them before when they were revealed. On the plus side, Cliff's right that this was a fun scary book for kids. The illustrations are spooky at times and a few chapters end on cliffhangers of impending doom. We read the last four chapters all at once, so our boys were definitely invested enough to find out the mystery even if we were all a bit let down by it.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Nam

    Good story, but I was majorly disappointed that all three kids, Ruth Rose's grandmother, and Jack ignored a big clue. The person in the grave had a flashlight and watch. Doesn't that seem a little out of place for a village that lives in makeshift huts with homemade stoves, vegetable gardens, hand-created clothes, and no electricity? Given how much they clung to the DIY way of living, how was Byron a suspect? Also, how could Jack believe for even a second that it could have been a man from the v Good story, but I was majorly disappointed that all three kids, Ruth Rose's grandmother, and Jack ignored a big clue. The person in the grave had a flashlight and watch. Doesn't that seem a little out of place for a village that lives in makeshift huts with homemade stoves, vegetable gardens, hand-created clothes, and no electricity? Given how much they clung to the DIY way of living, how was Byron a suspect? Also, how could Jack believe for even a second that it could have been a man from the village guarding the cemetery given the pre-stated fact? If someone had acknowledged this, I would have given it 5 stars, but I have to lower my rating for this.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Blue

    I might have missed it, but I thought Ruth's grandmother was in Florida but then New Orleans is mentioned for the police department? These children are having a really busy summer - W-Z are all outside of Greenlawn and in the Summer, although the concert was near by. As scared as the trio was, they never thought to wake Jack, nor does it occur to them that a local person would not have used a flashlight.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Roxanne

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I have to say this one felt like even more of a stretch than usual. The premise of them being in New Orleans, the proximity of their hotel in the city to a very rural area, the whole bit with their guide's wife having a baby (which was totally concocted to give the kids more time in the woods) - it all felt pretty contrived. But my daughter really enjoyed it and found the "zombie" parts just the right amount of scary.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Simon

    Read these books when I was a kid and greatly enjoyed them, figured I'd give them a second read for kicks. I certainly recommend any young mysteries fan devote time to this series, it's certainly a grand adventure for a young mind, the imagery of Ron Roy's words and his settings and unique character descriptions and personalities really help kids imagine a whole movie in their heads as they read each exciting page.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Debra Palm

    Read this to my grandson Very fun book to read aloud to my grandkids over FT. Gives some facts and introduces kids to the various cultures and beliefs around the country. A light mystery showcasing problem solving. I am now a fan of A to Z Mysteries!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Katie Merkel

    This particular book was not my favorite, but I am sad that I have finished the A to Z Mysteries series. The books are all well written and show strong friendships and good relationships between kids and adults. I highly recommend this series for 1st-2nd graders.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Destiny Brown

    Fun to read with kids. I loved these books as a kid and I still love them now, but now I love them as a teacher. They are simple and predictable but still give enough possibilities to have fun group discussions.

  18. 4 out of 5

    BookWitch_Namine

    I'm having a lot of fun reading these out loud to my younger family members. They have fun recognizing Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose in every picture and tracing their movements on the map at the front of the book. A win-win.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Tyler

    "Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are excited to vacation in the Louisiana bayou country. But the small village they visit has a scary problem. The villagers tell stories of voodoo and a giant zombie with silver hair who has been digging up graves in the cemetery. Can the zombie be real?

  20. 5 out of 5

    Anthony

    Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose spend their vacation with Ruth Rose's grandmother in New Orleans Louisiana, and find themselves involved in a mystery involving Zombies and grave robbers. Chills and thrills are abundant as the trio try and uncover the truth in a village along the gulf of Mexico.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Sheila

    Another great read aloud for 3rd grade Mystery unit of study! Great series for predicting and explaining reasons for predictions!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Tara

    I have loved this series, beginning to end. This is a great conclusion. I love the kids and the mysteries. Good stuff!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Kathryn

    Same as the last one. Trying to catch up. Fun mystery. A book about or set on Halloween (Pop sugar)

  24. 4 out of 5

    Hazel

    I think this book is okay. there was so many posible subjects.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Shelly

    Glad I finished the series, but feel like the first books were the best in it.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Sarah - All The Book Blog Names Are Taken

    Eleanor says: my favorite part of the book is when it got creepy. It got creepy because it was when they went to the cemetery.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Julie Pagano

    Rated by Sarah, 7yo

  28. 5 out of 5

    Brynn

    Owen: I loved this book because the mystery was hard to solve and I liked the end with the alligators.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Yurika K

    When I read this book, It gave the goosebumps! But then it became really fun! And extremely exciting! After I read the book, I wanted to read it again. This is really a page turner!

  30. 5 out of 5

    Michelle Hessler

    In The Zombie Zone by Ron Roy, three young children go on an adventure through the Louisiana bayou country. The three children were invited to Louisiana by Ruth Roses grandma. Her grandma is letting the children go out on a tour while she goes to paint the scenery around Louisiana. They are given a tour from a tour guide named Jack. Jack drives the children into the bayou with his tour van from his “Gator Guide” business. Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose get to the village and are interested to hear th In The Zombie Zone by Ron Roy, three young children go on an adventure through the Louisiana bayou country. The three children were invited to Louisiana by Ruth Roses grandma. Her grandma is letting the children go out on a tour while she goes to paint the scenery around Louisiana. They are given a tour from a tour guide named Jack. Jack drives the children into the bayou with his tour van from his “Gator Guide” business. Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose get to the village and are interested to hear that this village has a scary problem. These villagers share their stories of giant zombie encounters. This giant zombie has been taking graves out of the cemetery. The four children spend their time trying to figure out if this zombie is the real thing, or if something fishy is going on in this small bayou town. They follow trails and look for clues to determine if this is a real monster. The children make a grand discovery at the end of the book. One that is pretty shocking. This book was a very interesting book, one that will interest many readers. The overall mystery of the book is great and keep readers captivated. The book contains small illustrations of the story and these illustrations work great and help the story flow more effectively. The author does a great job of incorporating the illustrations. They add a different element to a chapter book that opens the age range for readers. With the illustrations the book is easier to comprehend. I would recommend this book for children who are younger who can read very well, such as third or fourth grade students. This book is great because it gives children the option to try to help figure out the mystery as the book continues. This is a great way for children to stay entertained. The addition of so many great clues is one of the reasons this book is so effective and great. The author also creates characters that resemble those who would read his books. They are all younger children who are going on adventures and solving great mysteries. The author creates an experience for children by placing this story in New Orleans, a place that probably few children have been. This allows them to experience new places even without actually traveling to them. The book provides children with a little fear, but it is just enough to keep them wanting to read. They want the problems of the book to be solved and they want to know how the mystery is solved which is why mysteries are a great genre for children to read. The uncertainty is very appealing and will make them want to finish an entire book so that they can find out the ending.

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