Review: A Vampire is Coming to Dinner by Pamela Jane

October 4, 2010 4-8 years of age, Fright Fest, Review 8

  • Reading level: Ages 4-8
  • Hardcover: 16 pages
  • Publisher: Price Stern Sloan; Pop edition (August 12, 2010)
  • ISBN-10: 0843199644
  • Source: Author

A little boy learns a vampire is coming to dinner; this book gives him the rules which should be followed and which ones can be broken!

Each page lists a rule, such as “Don’t serve garlic” or “Make sure all the lights are out.”  Then, by lifting the page, see whether or not the boy followed the rule. A Vampire Is Coming to Dinner!: 10 Rules to Follow is a delightfully charming book that both of my boys (age 5 & 11!) enjoyed!  The illustrations, done by Pedro Rodriguez, are colorful and detailed.

We highly recommend this book to kids of all ages!  The illustrations are humorous, not scary, and the book is guaranteed to give you a good laugh!

Thank you once again to TLC Book Tours for giving me the opportunity to review this book!  Please be sure to check out the other blogs on this tour:

Tuesday, October 5th: Write for a Reader

Wednesday, October 6th: Savvy Verse & Wit

Thursday, October 7th: There’s a Book

Monday, October 11th: The Book Faery Reviews

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8 Responses to “Review: A Vampire is Coming to Dinner by Pamela Jane”

  1. Pamela Jane

    Hi, Jenn,

    Thank you so much for reviewing my book! I had a lot of fun writing it (it came from a tickling game I used to play with my daughter) and researching all the things vampires are afraid of, so the little boy can outwit him! I almost feel sorry for the poor vampire at the end.

    All best,
    Pamela Jane

  2. Pam
    Twitter: bookaliciouspam

    Okay this is just awesome. I have seen it at the store and I love holiday-centric books for the kids. Must have.

  3. ruth

    Unique approach, the rules (and how to break them behind each “door”) and the illustrations. Feel a bit sorry for the vampire; glad they party at the end. But, am I missing what the vampire was carrying in his red box?

    • Jenn
      Twitter: jennbookshelves

      You aren’t! That’s actually something my youngest pointed out. The reader never learns what the vampire is carrying in that little red box!

  4. Heather J. @ TLC Book Tours
    Twitter: age30books

    This sounds like my kind of book – not to scary, just plain fun. 🙂 Thanks for being on the tour! I’m glad to know that both of the J boys enjoyed this one.