Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Book Review: The Sleepless Little Vampire

Written & Illustrated by Richard Egielski
Published by Scholastic
Released on June 1st, 2011
Ages: early reader
Source: Book from publisher for review
3.5 stars- It's a fun read

Even creatures of the night can find it hard to sleep!

What could possibly be keeping a little vampire up tonight? Is it the growling of werewolves? Is it the cackling of witches? Is it the rattling of skeletons? No! It's that all scary creatures sleep during the DAY, silly!

This gentle, read-aloud romp gathers all the favorite fall frighties together for a book that's a year-round pleasure. See for yourself how Egielski masterfully lets the pictures grow and the pace build until the moment Little Vampire (empowered!) takes control.

Beautiful. Funny. A tiny bit scary. This one's a sure bet with Little Vampires everywhere.

It's simple wording, and entertaining illustrations make The Sleepless Little Vampire a fun read for kids of all ages. It's a story that early readers will be able to enjoy reading by themselves or with a little bit of help as there are few word on each page, but many site words they'll recognize. The book's fun illustrations will be a big hit with toddlers, as they'll have fun finding the creatures of the night found on each page. This is simply a fun, quick read for kids, parents and teachers.

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~