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A Vampire Is Coming to Dinner: 10 Rules to Follow

A Vampire Is Coming to Dinner: 10 Rules to Follow

Pamela Jane
Illustrator:  Pedro Rodriguez 
Novelty Book
For ages 3 to 6
Penguin, 2010   ISBN: 978-0843199642

One day a boy comes home from school to find that a note has been tacked to his front door – with a dagger! A vampire has invited himself to dinner. Quickly the boy puts together a list of rules to follow. The rules include “Put out the welcome mat,” “Cover all the mirrors,” and “Don’t serve the vampire anything with garlic in it.” Not surprisingly, the boy is not keen on having the vampire over, so his interpretation of the rules is not quite what you would expect from a gracious host!

In this deliciously funny novelty title, Pamela Jane keeps her readers guessing. What will the boy do next to make the vampire feel ‘welcome,’ and how is this unfortunate encounter going to end?

With wonderful illustrations, pages to open, and a pop-up on the final page, this is a title that little vampire fans are sure to enjoy.