Rrrrrrggggle! (The Wesley Series) by Monsieur J and Mister F

30 Jan

wesley Rrrrrrggggle! (The Wesley Series)

By Monsieur J and Mister F

Illustrated by Papaya

139 pages – ages 9+

Available as an ebook

Published by Monsieur J & Mister F on November 10, 2013

Wesley is a 5th grader who just happens to be a zombie. He and his family have just moved to Stuff Falls, and he will go to Stuff Falls Middle School, which is a regular human school. Everyone knows that he’s a zombie, so he makes a friend with a half-zombie (whose mom is human, and dad is zombie), who shrinks every year because of him being half-zombie (I don’t really understand that, so please don’t ask detailed questions 😉 ), and is obsessed with acting. He also becomes friends with a young yeti girl. The school bully, a human, is not one of Wesley’s friends, and has challenged him to a hard, deadly game, which will decide if  he will be left alone (or tormented) by the bully for the rest of the school year.


I usually do not accept books about zombies or monsters. It usually isn’t my thing, but I try one every now and again. This is a book that I thoroughly enjoyed. I loved this because it didn’t focus on the scary “zombie brain-eater apocalypse” part of zombies. True, the zombies eat organs, but Wesley’s parents eat animal organs, and Wesley is a vegetarian. I love how in the story, zombie is passed via genes (like the half-zombie kid). I like that the story is about a young zombie trying to make friends and fit in. That was pretty funny. I like how Wesley’s dog is allergic to humans. 🙂 The illustrations are cute and cartoon like. They are fun to look at and add to the story. You can see examples above this paragraph, and below it too. The story isn’t really about monsters, it’s about having a good family and good friends. I like how the authors puts a zombie in as the “new kid.” This book is a quick, humorous read, great for reluctant readers, especially boys. I can’t wait for book two!


I give this book 5 out of 5 bookworms! fivebooks

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26 Responses to “Rrrrrrggggle! (The Wesley Series) by Monsieur J and Mister F”

  1. jama January 30, 2014 at 10:09 am #

    I’m usually too scared to read about zombies, but this one sounds fun and interesting. Your comments about liking the friendship and “fitting in” aspect are encouraging. I’ll pass on eating animal organs, though. . .


  2. gretchenwing January 30, 2014 at 11:44 am #

    I like the way you can appreciate a book in despite of its genre. I feel much the same way about zombies, and vampires as well–please!!! no more vampires!!! I’m begging here!!–but hey, a good book is a good book.


    • thiskidreviewsbooks February 1, 2014 at 4:38 pm #

      Vampires. Eck. I do want to read the original Dracula though. I like classics. 🙂 This is actually a good book, though.


  3. Catherine Johnson January 30, 2014 at 6:15 pm #

    This looks great! I’ll get it for Matthew next year. I hope I get my zombie poetry book out before anyone thinks of that 🙂


  4. stanleyandkatrina January 30, 2014 at 6:36 pm #

    Neighbor Girl isn’t a zombie fan either. I love that you stepped out of your comfort zone to give it a try and found you enjoyed it. Great review, as always, Erik! Have a super rest of the week and weekend ahead.


  5. julie rowan zoch January 30, 2014 at 10:10 pm #



  6. Patricia Tilton January 30, 2014 at 11:00 pm #

    Your review surprised me. I’m not into zombies either so I hesitated to read your post. But, I’m glad you reviewed it because it does sound like a fun read kids.


  7. readingwithrhythm January 30, 2014 at 11:43 pm #

    LOTS of kids at school really like the whole zombie thing so this book will probably be a big winner.


  8. KidLitReviews January 31, 2014 at 12:17 am #

    Is the dog a zombie, too? It must be nice to literally flip-your-lid! Nice review, Eri. This sounds like a funny book with heart. Oops, Looks like your name is a zombie and the “k” fell off. 😆


    • thiskidreviewsbooks February 1, 2014 at 5:10 pm #

      Yes, the dog is a zombie, M. orrs the zombie, or Monsieur Orrs the French guy. 😆


  9. tpolen January 31, 2014 at 11:34 am #

    This sounds like a fun take on the zombie genre for a younger audience. Glad you enjoyed it!


  10. LovableLobo January 31, 2014 at 12:47 pm #

    Looks like a fun book for all those pre-teen zombie lovers. Nice review, SuperKid!


  11. ontheplumtree February 1, 2014 at 7:03 am #

    Great review Erik! I am not sure that I can relate to zombies, but I am sure that many kids feel a bit of a zombie at times and will enjoy this.


  12. Myra GB March 18, 2014 at 12:23 am #

    A fresh new take on zombies, I see. 🙂



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