Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Hampire by Sudipta Barhan-Quallen illus by Howard Fine

Hampire by Sudipta Barhan-Quallen and illustrated by Howard Fine is a really fun book to read at this time of year.   It isn't necessarily a Halloween book but it is supposed to be a spooky book albeit played for laughs.   I have always been of fan of Howard Fine every since Piggie Pie (my niece Celia loved that book) so I was thrilled to see his illustrations in this funny book.  The way he draws his characters and the expressions he gives them are priceless.    It is definitely a story time book but for an older child... really young children might not get the "vampire" references or some of the "in" jokes.   It is still a fun read.   Oh and the fact that "Hampire" is (spoiler alert) really a vegetarian makes it even more adorable to me.   This is a great new book that can be read anytime of the year....not just for Halloween.

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