All My Friends Are Dead

All My Friends Are Dead

eBook - 2010
Average Rating:
7
1
Rate this:
If you're a dinosaur, all of your friends are dead. If you're a pirate, all of your friends have scurvy. If you're a tree, all of your friends are end tables. Each page of this laugh-out-loud illustrated humor book showcases the downside of being everything from a clown to a cassette tape to a zombie. Cute and dark all at once, this hilarious children's book for adults teaches valuable lessons about life while exploring each cartoon character's unique grievance and wide-eyed predicament. From the sock whose only friends have gone missing to the houseplant whose friends are being slowly killed by irresponsible plant owners (like you), All My Friends Are Dead presents a delightful primer for laughing at the inevitable.
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Chronicle Books, 2010.
ISBN: 9781452100999
1452100993
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 v. (unpaged)) : col. ill.
Additional Contributors: John, Jory

Related Resources


Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

m
morrisaurus
Sep 21, 2017

A bizarrely quirky, morbid, hilarious book. Illustrated simply and creatively in a way that keeps the reader turning the pages and laughing out loud! Definitely a fun read, and one that I will for sure tell others about. Pick it up if you're in for a short, light-hearted read!

d
duckey_0
May 27, 2016

Lol but a bit sad

f
florch48
Jul 28, 2013

It's a picture book that dances around the subject of death giving it a humorous twist. The book is one where the jokes are so bad they're good! My sister and I laughed so loudly when we read it.

y
ychi
Jun 22, 2013

All My Friends Are Dead’s strength is in its main theme. “All my friends are dead” is followed by “All my friends are bread” (a baker), “All my friends are hoaxes” (a yeti) and “All my friends are obsolete” (a cassette tape). It’s this sharing of woe which delivers the humour; misery loves company, after all. And the creative deviations on the theme are what keep the reader going. However, when the book leaves the theme entirely, it loses its charm. For example, after the tree proclaims all his friends are end tables, an end table says, “I was never friends with that guy.” The tree responds, “Dangit.” And while it might be funny in another context, here it halts the established flow. Other attempts at humour intrude as well: on a desert island, one of two lone men announces, “All my friends are Phil! …The only ship we need is a friend-ship, huh, Phil?” Followed by a facepalm by the other man. Rather awkward. All that said, the finish is a perfect contrast: the tree’s monologue is spot-on, as is the woodcutter’s appearance. And flipping to the very last page, past the acknowledgements and author notes, the opening dinosaur makes a re-appearance… however hilariously short-lived.

m
meganium
Jun 21, 2013

this was such a cute and funny book! I completely adored it, although it was kind of sad in a weird way and was very short.

o
osaree
Aug 26, 2012

I love this book. This book made me laugh and cry at the same time.

d
darcerama
Mar 17, 2012

Here's a preview!
http://nomorefriends.net/8.html

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

d
duckey_0
Jun 01, 2016

duckey_0 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 99

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at APL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top