Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Scam-Pire: Review

Scram-Pire: The Reluctant Kid-Vampire (KiteReaders Monster Series)

Scram-Pire: The Reluctant Vampire-Kid
Author: Julia Dweck
Illustrator: Chris Kennett
Series: KiteReaders Monster Series
Pages: 23
Bud is different than all of the other vampire kids. He’s squeamish and prefers milkshakes to blood and pop music to heavy metal. When all the other vampires tell him to scram, poor Bud wonders just where it is that he belongs. Then something happens at Vampire training school that changes everything. Young readers will laugh and relate to Bud, a sweet, rebel vampire who just wants to be loved and accepted. The rhyming text is lively and fun. Scram-pire is an adorable monster story with heart for children of all ages.
My Thoughts:
Bud has been different since the day he was born. He couldn't fly, liked milk in his bottle rather than blood, hated goth and heavy metal, and ate salads for dinner. He then gets sent to Dracule's School of Vampirism and didn't fit in with the other vampire kids and they tell him to scram. He didn't feel like he belonged anywhere. But one morning there was a scratching sound outside and all of the vampires were scared, except for Bud. He was the only one who didn't mind being out in the sun so he went out to brave the daylight and figure out what was causing that strange noise. Will the other kids finally accept him? Will he be the hero or always be ridiculed for being different?
Wow! Another spooktacular book by Julia Dweck! My daughter and I absolutely adored this story. We really loved the fact that even though Bud is different, he's still special in his own ways. It shows kids that you don't have to be exactly the same as everyone else. The best YOU that YOU can be is YOURSELF! The rhyming text, as always, is amazing as are the illustrations. Here's an example of one of my favorite parts:
"They packed Bud's bags to get him ready.
  Bud hugged his mother and his deady."
Oh man, it's genius! I don't know about you but it sure made me cackle a bit! I would definitely recommend this book to kids of all ages. It's a really fun read.
*I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


  1. Good review, Leigh Ann! It sounds like fun!

  2. Visiting from KidLit. :-)

  3. We just read this one recently and really enjoyed it as well. Great review! Found you through the Kid Lit Blog Hop. :)

    1. Yes, it is a fun one! Thank you! :)


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