Maybe it’s just me but kid zombies are extra creepy. They are also a bit controversial. For a while the makers of some video games like Biohazard (Resident Evil,) were reluctant to put kid zombies in their games because violence towards children is something we really don’t want to promote or support. Nonetheless, creepy undead kids in movies have been around for a while. You have seen the Shining right?
Child zombies like this little girl are a real source of dread. Our natural revulsion against striking or harming kids totally works against us when they attack. It’s possible for these little tykes to quietly move up on us unawares and they can fit into all sorts of small spaces. This girl has a little teddy bear clutched in her hand. I thought it was good to illustrate that kids might have something like that with them.
This raises the general question about zombies retaining something of their former lives, learning to interact in the world again or at least holding onto something of their former lives. Some stories run with that, and others get as far away from it as possible. I’m a bit torn so as I think it depends on the kind of story being told.