This delightful picture book from the creator of "Olive the Other Reindeer" introduces us to a new character: Dagmar, a shy, vegetarian vampire. Even more than he likes vegetables, Dagmar loves candy. And when he hears about all the treats he can get on Halloween, he knows he has to be brave and venture out into the human world. What follows is an eye-opening night of trick-or-treating in which Dagmar faces his fears, and his courage is rewarded with much more than a bag of sweets!
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(284mm x 224mm x 11mm)
Publisher: Chronicle Books
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US Kirkus Review »
Dagmar the vampire loves his veggies, but he also enjoys his secret stash of candy, given to him once a year by his undead friends. When he runs out, a little skeleton tells him about Halloween: "But you have to wear a scary costume, I think." His parents think he's too little to go trick-or-treating, but he demonstrates his pluck by cobbling together a garlic-bulb costume - but is left to his own vampiric devices when it's eaten by zombie moths. The humor inherent in the premise wears thin with each plot twist and will likely leave literal-minded young readers scratching their heads where a simpler approach would have been just right. (Picture book. 4-8) (Kirkus Reviews)
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Author Biography - J.otto Seibold
J.otto Seibold has illustrated, and in some cases also written, 15 books for children, including Olive, the Other Reindeer; Penguin Dreams; and the Mr. Lunch books. He lives in San Francisco. Siobhan Vivian once raced electric go-karts with J.otto Seibold, and thankfully, neither of them was seriously injured. Her first novel for young adults came out in March 2008. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.