Book Nook Reviews: Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen

Hampire

 

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Title: Hampire!
Author: Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
Illustrator: Howard Fine
Publisher: Harper Collins Children’s Books, 2011
Ages: 4-8

“On the farm, the critters knew,
At night while they were sleeping,
Past barn and pens,
Past lambs and hens,
A HAMPIRE went out creeping.”

Synopsis: When Duck can’t sleep one night, he decides to go in search of a midnight snack, but runs instead into the dreaded Hampire. Soon it’s a wild chase all over the farm as Duck wonders if he will make it home safely or will Hampire make a snack out of him!

Why you should read it: The author gives an incredible job of weaving a suspenseful story from the very first page while the accompanying illustrations are delightful. Just when you think you know how things will end for poor Duck, Ms. Bardhan-Quallen pulls out a delightful surprise ending. Children will enjoy reading or listening to this book over and over again. Great addition to any home library…

Like-O-Meter Rating: 5 out of 5…Grab it!

**Rating scale**

5 out of 5…grab it!
4 out of 5…think about it.
3 out of 5…take or leave it.
2 out of 5…maybe not for you.
1 out of 5…forget about it!

 

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International best selling, award winning author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo by day and a ‘ninja’ writer of children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna is a BOOK NOOK REVIEWS host providing the latest book reviews on all genres of children’s books, and the host of WRITERLY WISDOM, a resource series for writers. Donna is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators and Children’s Book Insider. She is a lover of dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection.

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