25 October 2013

{Blog Tour} Vampire Baby

By: Me My Shelf And I | 25 October 2013 at 9:28 AM | | | | | | |




Vampire Baby
Author: Kelly Bennett
Pages: 32
Reading Level: Children’s Picture Book
Publisher: Candlewick Press

When Tootie gets her first teeth, it’s clear to her big brother that she’s no ordinary baby. But how to convince Mom and Dad?
It happens overnight: little sister Tootie goes from cuddly, ga-ga-googoo, I-want-my-ba-ba baby...vampire baby. Now she’s sinking her pointy fangs into everything — furniture, toys, and especially her big brother ("Youch, Tootie! No bite!" ). Mom insists that it’s just a phase, but Tootie’s brother knows better. Just look at her hairline! Or the fact that all her favorite foods are bloodred! With perfect comic timing, Kelly Bennett and Paul Meisel give a fresh slant to the new-baby story, proving that even monstrous little arrivals have a funny way of staking their siblings’ affections.

5 Nights in a row people. 5 Nights….that's’ the number of nights in a row my 4 year old asked to read this book. On night 6 the only reason we didn’t read it is because mom and dad need a little variety in the reading material. Rest assured we were right back at it on day 7 because the screams and please of a toddler are really hard to ignore. And I don’t want to deny her literature that she loves enough to beg for…I mean I’m not a monster of a mother.. *wink*

This book was adorable, from the story itself to the adorable illustrations. My 4 year old giggled and eagerly wanted to turn each page, almost too fast, I had to reminder her that there were still words to be read!

I am so excited to have this book as a permanent edition to our home library, and have been suggesting it to anyone with kids who is looking for new books. I’m even guilty about talking about it loudly at the bookstore with my toddler about how much we love it, just to get people to pick it up. This would make a great gift for any kid, or mom-to-be! A hilarious and sweet way to look at (and deal with )teething!

Please meet my child, who already had all her teeth but wanted to be the vampire baby….she wears these all day people, I had to be her to take them out for lunch….



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Kelly Bennett writes books for children, both fiction and non-fiction, mostly picture books. She creates stories that celebrate imagination, families, friends, pets… all that goes into being a kid. Stories such as Not Norman: A Goldfish Story, inspired by her own funny goldfish; stories about families, including Dad and Pop, Your Daddy Was Just Like You, and Your Mommy Was Just Like You (called “perfect for inter­generational lap sharing” by School Library Journal); stories about kids being kids—whooping, twirling, cutting up, adventuring, playing around—such as Dance, Y’all, Dance; and brand new and shining, hot-off-the-press picture book One Day I Went Rambling



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