ML decided months ago she wanted to be a vampire. We bought a black dress for the occasion. Recently, we’ve read several vampire picture books. The books reminded us she needed a cape, fangs and bright red lipstick. They have been purchased and are ready for Friday night.
Below are our favorite vampire picture books. Plus a bonus for parents of toddlers.
Vampirina Ballerina written by Countess Anne Marie Pace and pictures by Mistress of the Night LeUyen Pham – ML loved the illustration of Vamperina demonstrating her plies and arabesques to all the creatures in her house… a ghost, Frankenstein, a mummy and more.
Vampire Boy’s Good Night by Lisa Brown – ML found the illustration featuring two legs with black and white tights and ruby red slippers sticking out from under a house hilarious. We saw The Wizard of Oz Broadway play last year; so ML fully appreciated the reference.
Dear Vampa by Ross Collins – “A young vampire writes a letter to his grandfather bemoaning his new neighbors.” The vampires decide to sell their house. ML and I howled when we saw who bought the house. Here’s a hint about the buyers. On the full moon, they’ll be howling too.
The Sleepless Little Vampire by Richard Egielski – Why isn’t the little vampire sleeping. Is it the noisy creatures around? Spiders, bats, cockroaches and more? Of course not. He’s waiting for the sun to rise.
I’m a Little Vampire by Sonali Fry and illustrated by Sanja Rescek – It’s a board book so ML wouldn’t let me read it stating, “That’s for babies.” But it’s so adorable I had to include it for those of you with toddlers.