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All My Friends Are Dead

Monsen, Avery

(Book - 2010)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
All My Friends Are Dead
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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: 0811874559
Branch Call Number: 817.008 M
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 16 cm.
Additional Contributors: John, Jory


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Jul 28, 2013
  • florch48 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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.

Jun 22, 2013
  • Yahong_Chi rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

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.

Jun 21, 2013
  • meganium rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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.

Feb 26, 2013
  • joywolf83 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.


Aug 26, 2012
  • osaree rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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

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