Creepy Cafetorium (Volume 1)
by Colleen AF Venable, Joe McGee, Paul Ritchey, Nick Murphy, Shelby Arnold, and Marcie Colleen
(Andrews McMeel Publishing)
From Epic Originals comes a collection of illustrated stories serving up spooky thrills and plenty of laughs. When the lunch bell rings at Newville Elementary, you can bet that things are about to get WEIRD!
Welcome to the Cafetorium! It’s a cafeteria, a gymnasium, and possibly a portal to a world where cube-shaped mashed potatoes are plotting against the almost-definitely-robotic lunch staff. Join Liz Dawson, Declan, Remy, and the rest of Newville Elementary as they learn that when you have plans in the Cafetorium, the Cafetorium has plans for you, too!
Each offbeat tale focuses on a different Newville Elementary student, giving readers a chance to walk in another kid’s slightly wacky shoes. Funny, unexpected twists in each story provide readers with subtle lessons about honesty, consequences, self-acceptance, and more.
While the characters may be rolling their eyes or quaking in nervous fear, readers are more likely to have fits of giggles. - Kirkus Reviews