Stan Yan Creates Kid-Friendly Horror with There’s a Zombie in the Basement

Stan Yan writer, Illustrator

Release date:September 10, 2016
Price: $14.95
Publisher: Squid Works Kids / Mascot Books
Medium:Hard release


Milo won’t fall asleep because he thinks the monsters in the basement are going to get him. And, if he can’t get to sleep, no one will. Mom and Dad better hope his wild imagination doesn’t get the best of him.


Pop culture offers a multitude of entertainment genres. For children, serving as most influential out of the lot are Action and Horror. From whatever distributable it may be these genres continue and forever sculpt young minds. Most of us can remember emulating a favorite superhero as seen on television. Those were the adventure that found us fighting imaginary foes.

What abut those many of times we’ve watched horror films? Our imaginations would take a macabre turn in this circumstance. Fears would result in sleepless nights. How many of us remember cowering under the shield of our bedsheets. The nearby nightlight providing little comfort within the dark abysmal room.

There’s a Zombie in the Basement Stan Yan's There's a Zombie in the BasementDenver-based writer and Illustrator, Stan Yan crafted an entertaining story many can adapt to. Titled; There’s a Zombie in the Basement, Yan connects the reader with a genuine narrative.

The story centers on a young boy named Milo and his restless evening. He believes something sinister lurks within the abode. It is up to his parents to soothe Milo’s terrifying thoughts.

How many of us as parents can recognize this scenario?

There’s a Zombie in the Basement offers a composition versed in rhyme and reason. Children and adults will find the structure both compelling and comforting. The illustrations depict various creatures of the night. Yet, the aesthetics are tame and friendly for young readers.

While There’s a Zombie in the Basement may sound terrifying in actuality it is not. The moral of the story may differ from reader to reader. For younger audiences, Yan’s book serves as a casual introduction to horror.

The horror genre is not all gore and violence. Frighting imagery is something best reserved for adults. Children may ease into the art form by digesting family friendly narratives. There’s a Zombie in the Basement provides an engaging platform between parent and child. Yan’s book ensures young readers that there is nothing to be afraid of.

There’s a Zombie in the Basement is an exceptional bedtime story read. Parents can now enjoy a peaceful evening of uninterrupted rest.


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