About A Vampire’s Coming to Dinner
• Reading level: Ages 4-8
• Hardcover: 16 pages
• Publisher: Price Stern Sloan (August 12, 2010)
Read along as the narrator of this story comes up with some very practical rules for dealing with a vampire. But rules are meant to be broken, aren’t they? From feeding the vampire garlic to filling the house with mirrors, the narrator is doing just that! With ten full-page gatefolds and a pop at the end of the book, kids will love seeing which rules are being followed and which aren’t!
“Kids will delight in lifting each flap to reveal retro-styled spreads in which the boy outwits the vampire at every turn…the book is a ghoulishly good time. Ages 3-up.” (Aug.) –Publishers Weekly
About Pamela Jane
Pamela Jane is the author of twenty-six books for children, including Noelle of the Nutcracker illustrated by Jan Brett (Houghton Mifflin) which has been optioned for a film, and the “Winky Blue” and “Milo” series published by Mondo. Her new book, A Vampire is Coming to Dinner! 10 Rules to Follow, illustrated by Pedro Rodriquez, has just been released (Price Stern Sloan, a division of Penguin Books for Young Readers). Publisher’s Weekly called A Vampire is Coming to Dinner “a ghoulishly good time”. Little Goblins Ten (Harper), illustrated by Jane Manning, is due out in 2011. Many of Pamela’s books have appeared in Scholastic Book Clubs, on ALA “Pick of the Lists”, Weekly Reader, and foreign language editions. Her books have also been listed in Best Books for Children: Preschool Through 6 Grade (children’s and Young Adult Literature Reference) by Catherine Barr and John E. Gillespie. Pamela frequently visits schools, and has spoken to colleges, libraries and universities nationally and internationally on how she became an author. She is a contributor to the anthology: Recycle This Book: 100 Top Children’s Book Authors Tell You How To Go Green from Random House (March 2009). In addition, Pamela writes a web-based animation series for Little Fox, a U.S.-based website for Korean and Asian children learning ESL. She is a member of SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators), the Rutgers University Council on Children’s Literature, and Savvy Marketeers.
Visit Pamela’s website at www.pamelajane.com. You can also find out about children’s book news at Pamela’s blog, Magical Mondays.
Pamela’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS
Monday, October 4th: Jenn’s Bookshelves
Tuesday, October 5th: Write for a Reader
Wednesday, October 6th: Savvy Verse & Wit
Thursday, October 7th: There’s a Book
Monday, October 11th: The Book Faery Reviews
What an informative article about Pamela Jane, a very special writer. As a former elementary teacher, I KNOW children are going to read with relish A Vampire’s Coming to Dinner: 10 Rules to follow. The ghoulish llustrations bring the vampire right into the living room! And the lift the flaps are cleverly designed. And just in time for Halloween! Or any other day when the reader would like to feel deliciously spooked!