'English readers of Mark Haddon will certainly delight in this quirky and emotionally resonant short chapter book.'
‘Never too sentimental or depressing, A Good Night for Shooting Zombies strikes a perfect balance of humour and heartbreak and helps to define what friendship really means.’
– Foreword starred review
'A Good Night For Shooting Zombies is a wonderful and exciting story with true emotional depth...a compact and briskly told adventure.'
– Ross Welford, author of Time Travelling with a Hamster
'For the first time in a long while we see the publication of a new Afrikaans book for teens which strikes the perfect balance between excellent language use, a good story and a philosophical flavour that will captivate younger and older readers.'
'This story touched my heart more than any other story has ever done.'
– Lizé Vosloo, the scriptwriter who adapted the book into a movie
'Cancer and death aren't exactly fun subjects. But even though you expect the book to be depressing, it's exactly the opposite.'
– Ingrid Hydenrych in JIP
'An emotive and enjoyable read.'
'Jaco Jacobs undoubtedly has the gift of writing entertaining stories. His characters are believable, and ever so often there's a hint of humour to make the reading experience even more pleasurable.'
– Lona Gericke IBBY South Africa Newsletter
‘The ending of this story is so good. There is a logical conclusion that involves everyone in the story and brings things full circle. It was heart warming and leaves a happy feeling with the reader. I think this book is worth the read and I'm giving it 4 stars!’
– The Write Path blog
‘Jaco Jacobs’ writing keeps pages turning; the end of the story will stick with you long after you close the book. I became a Jaco fan after reading last year’s A Good Day for Climbing Trees. A Good Night for Shooting Zombies just sealed it. I can’t wait to read more.’
– Mom Read It blog
Praise for A Good Day for Climbing Trees:
'Quirky, charming and very funny, but with a real emotional punch. It is the perfect place to start for someone looking to move on from The Wimpy Kid books.' Anthony McGowan, author of The Donut Diaries