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.