Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Book Review - Vampire Baby
About the Book
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.
My Take on the Book
Often older brothers or sisters don't appreciate their younger siblings. This story by Kelly Bennett illustrates that issue in a sensitive and humorous way. I enjoyed the "twist" in the story as the big brother was willing to allow the "baby vampire" to go with another family until he realized they did not appreciate the " vampire baby". An older child may appreciate this story especially if they feel their new sibling has intruded upon their "only child" territory. This really is a cute story to share with your child.
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