Review Detail

Kids Fiction 63
silly vampire fun
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0
I'M A ZCARY VAMPIRE is an overall cute picture book read that is great for the lead up to Halloween. Something very scary happened in Transylvania - or did it? A tiny vampire is trying to scare a young girl to pass his test so he can go to vampire school. If he fails, he will have to go to banana peeler school. Although the little girl laughs at his efforts, she ultimately helps him to create the scariest scare that has ever happened.

What I loved: This book is ridiculous fun. The story is silly and so are the faces and characters. Ultimately, it has some cute messages about making new friends and helping out others. There is a fun opportunity to talk with a fake vampire accent (with the z's vs. s's) that can make for some additional interest.

What left me wanting more: The book makes fun of the vampire's accent a bit with the little girl correcting him, and this is not great - we can understand him and plenty of people have accents, lisps, or stutters, and we don't need to make fun of them. He also cheats on his test in the end (the little girl fakes being scared), so I am not sure about the lessons on that either.

Final verdict: Silly fun, I'M A ZCARY VAMPIRE is a cute book about new friends that is great for Halloween-themed reading.
Report this review Was this review helpful to you? 0 0

Comments

Already have an account? or Create an account
Powered by JReviews

FEATURED GIVEAWAYS

Latest Book Listings Added

Send Me Their Souls (Bring Me Their Hearts, #3)
 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
There are worse things than death. ...
The Walrus and the Caribou
 
4.5
 
0.0 (0)
When the earth was new, words had the power to...
The Elephant's Umbrella
 
3.5
 
0.0 (0)
Elephant is always ready and willing to share her prized...
Calvin Gets the Last Word
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
The dictionary as narrator? YES! ...
Goblin King (Permafrost, #2)
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
In Kara Barbieri's Goblin King, the stunning sequel in the...
Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor, #3)
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Morrigan battles a new evil as a strange, frightening illness...
The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves, #1)
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
*AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER* From New York...
Earth-Shattering Events: Volcanoes, earthquakes, cyclones, tsunamis and other natural disasters
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
An atlas of the most extreme meteorological and geological disasters...
Among the Beasts and Briars
 
4.7
 
0.0 (0)
Ashley Poston, acclaimed author of Heart of Iron, returns...
Gut Garden: A journey into the wonderful world of your microbiome
 
4.7
 
0.0 (0)
A journey into the wonderful world of your microbiome! Within...
ICK! Delightfully Disgusting Animal Dinners, Dwellings, and Defenses
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Animals--they're cute and fluffy, cuddly and puffy, and ... sometimes...
Dinosaurs Are Not Extinct: Real Facts About Real Dinosaurs
 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
Award-winning author-illustrator Drew Sheneman brings budding paleontologists the truth about...
The Camelot Betrayal
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
The second book in a new fantasy trilogy from New...
Soulswift
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
A dark, epic fantasy about a girl who must rethink...
Goblin King
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
In Kara Barbieri's Goblin King, the stunning sequel in the...
Beautiful Wild
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
You are invited to set sail on the maiden voyage...

Latest Member Reviews

Dark Companion
 
4.0
"Why I Loved It: First off, there are so many books that I read over last semester that I..."
Dark Companion
 
4.0
"Initially, I wasn't sure if I was going to read Dark Companion. I watched the reviews for it roll in,..."
Dark Companion
 
2.3
"WARNING: There may be some spoilers! Jane Williams doesn't remember anything before the age of six. The only..."
Dark Companion
 
3.3
"I was hooked on this book the moment I started reading it. The mystery, the not knowing what was..."
Dark Companion
 
2.3
"Dark Companion by Marta Acosta was a really interesting read for me. There were some aspects I quite liked, while..."