When Tom saved Frankie the goldfish from near death (by zapping him with a battery), Frankie somehow became a big fat zombie goldfish with hypnotic powers. Now Frankie is one fierce fish with a mind of his own (good job Frankie has appointed himself as Tom’s bodyguard). When Tom takes Frankie on a trip to the seaside, they meet a strange old lighthouse keeper who warns them about the Evil Eel of Eel Bay – and sure enough, one lightning storm later, Frankie is embroiled in a fishy stand-off with a Super Zombie Eel. In the second story, all eyes are on Frankie as he takes on a starring role in the school play!
‘I liked the book very much because it was extremely silly, and it had a mad zombie goldfish that did really cool things’
Mo O’Hara’s first book made quite a splash in our house, with both of my sons declaring it the best book ever. Considering the number of books in our house, that is really saying something. My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish had everything a boy could want – a mad scientist – a computer hacker and a zombie ( or more accurately a zombie goldfish) along with action, adventure and a huge helping of humour.