‘Vlad the World’s Worst Vampire,’ by Anna Wilson, illustrated by Kathryn Durst.

I’m delighted to be on blog tour for this little book with bite which would be perfect for readers aged seven and up.

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Vlad is a young vampire from a long line of very scary and very vampirey vampires. The problem is, Vlad doesn’t feel the least bit scary – he hates his morning drink of blood and cannot transform into a bat no matter how hard he tries. He daydreams of going to Jollywood Academy – a human school where everyone looks happy and enjoys delicious-sounding snacks. Flouting every rule he’s ever been taught about being a vampire, Vlad sneaks out in the daylight to see if he’ll fit in with the humans.

Will he be able to hide his true identity from his new friends, and his new friends from his somewhat traditional family.

I really enjoyed this story. It’s just the right amount of spooky without being too scary, perfect for its target audience.

Readers will root for little Vlad as he follows his heart and strikes out to pursue his dreams, risking the disapproval of his family and rejection from the humans he so desperately wants to be like.

A fang-tastic, vampirific choice!

Library Ghoul.

*Thank you to Stripes Publishing for sending me this title to review*

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