My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish

My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish

Book - 2014
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When Tom's big brother decides to become an Evil Scientist, his first experiment involves dunking Frankie the goldfish into toxic green gunk. Tom knows that there is only one thing to do: Zap the fish with a battery and bring him back to life! But there's something weird about the new Frankie. He's now a Big Fat Zombie Goldfish with hypnotic powers...and he's out for revenge!
Publisher: New York : Scholastic, 2014.
ISBN: 9780545688321
Characteristics: 178 pages :,illustrations ;20 cm


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Aug 16, 2017

I think it is cool because it has two different stories. The main thing about these zombie goldfish books are 2 best friends Tom and Pradeep who both have evil genius scientist brothers, Mark (Toms older brother) and Sanj (Pradeep's brother) and so Tom and Pradeep have to stop them from doing what ever evil stuff they are doing. In this book the first story is about when Tom and Pradeep go to the museum for an overnight stay to learn about the ancient Egyptian Curse of the Cat King when Mark and Sanj force them to steal the mummified cat treasure (I think it is called something like that) for them. It is a cool adventure sort of thing that happens. In the second story, the setting is sports day with 3 schools competing (West Field High School, St. Anges Prep, Parkside primary). The winner's school will win money, but the student who won it for them will get to choose what they spend it on. Mark makes a special formula/evil plan to win in every event and he wants to spend the money on a lab/evil layer for him. So I like that story too, because lot's happens before Tom and Pradeep stop Mark.

Aug 12, 2017

Exciting book but weird too and has two stories.

Was an interesting and fun read, my son absolutely loved it.

kirstd31 May 04, 2016

The story was really funny! Find out how to make a zombie goldfish.

Nov 06, 2015

I seriously just thought of this as a funny, light-hearted and kind of sweet grade school story about a couple of good kids. But kind of stereotypical towards evil geniuses. It's pretty silly, but in a horror-science fiction sort of way, and pretty hilarious if you happen to have a jerky older sibling yourself. All in all, whoever reads this book will have a pretty good time, I can assure you of that.

Plus, the kid named Tom who narrates this story does a pretty good job, even if he mispronounces stuff sometimes.

JCLChrisK Jan 08, 2015

Silly, slightly-horror, slightly-science fiction fun, centered on sibling rivalries.

Tom and his best friend Pradeep are regularly bullied by their older brothers, who both happen to be evil geniuses--one in the realm of science and one in the realm of computers. The stakes are raised when Tom's brother plans to use his evil science to show the effects of pollution on a goldfish for his school science project. Tom tries to save the fish, and between the toxic goo, chases around the house, and an improvised resuscitation using a battery as a defibrillator, the goldfish gains super intelligence, strength, and the ability to hypnotize people with its stare, turning them into his mindless zombie slaves. All manner of deadly hijinks follow, with one showdown between brothers taking place at home and another involving their entire school.

Tom makes an engaging narrator, and young readers will find themselves amused and entertained.


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JCLChrisK Jan 08, 2015

Pradeep and I got to school just before the breakfast counter closed. that's when I realized the difference between school breakfast and a big fat zombie goldfish. One is a scary green bulging lump, swimming in a pool of toxic gunge, and the other is a fish.

JCLChrisK Jan 08, 2015

Moms have this thing where they know stuff that should be impossible to know. Like that you didn't eat you carrot sticks at lunch, or that it was you who put the ham slice in the CD player to see what ham sounded like, or that your undead zombie goldfish hypnotized your neighbor's daughter and then tried to kill your evil scientist big brother but at the last minute changed its mind to save your life. You know, that kind of thing.

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Mar 20, 2015

Allypop7 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 14


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