Every Saturday, I host a feature called Kid Konnection -- a regular weekend feature about anything related to children's books. This week I'm going to share with you an adorable picture book in an already popular series.
With her signature poise, Vampirina and her clan gear up for a festive time at the beach. Keeping her ballet lessons in mind, Vampirina demi-pliés on a surfboard, leaps for a volleyball, and finishes each competition with style, even if she doesn’t always come out on top.
Readers will shout “Brava!” for this third gracefully ghoulish picturebook by duo Anne Marie Pace and LeUyen Pham. -- Disney/Hyperion
I am so excited to share with you a book that I recently received from Disney/Hyperion! It's called VAMPIRINA AT THE BEACH written by Countess Anne Marie Pace and illustrated by Mistress of the Night LeUyen Pham, and it's too darn cute! VAMPIRINA AT THE BEACH is actually the third book in the Vampirina series, so I'm a little late to the game... but better late than never!
VAMPIRINA AT THE BEACH stars none other than Vampirina. She and her friends decide to head to the beach on a summer evening when the moon is full. Once they are there, Vampirina decides to make the most of the trip; and she participates in lots of fun beach activities like surfing, playing in the waves, building sand castles, snorkeling, and more! Her skills as a ballerina shine through, and she has a great time even when she doesn't always succeed.
As a mom, I loved this book. It's very cute but it's also got some solid messages. There are some sound recommendations (including a few safety tips) for readers to heed on their next beach vacation. In addition, Vampirina remembers some good advice from her teacher and incorporates her lessons into her adventures.
I just adore Vampirina -- she makes me smile. She is too cute and that's no doubt a credit to Ms. Pham. I have always loved her illustrations, especially the Freckleface Strawberry series; and she has brought to life an adorable little vampire. Each page is full of cute color illustrations that provide plenty to look at for readers. In addition, the pictures of Vampirina's ghastly friends are hilarious.
It didn't surprise me to learn that Vampirina is coming soon to your living room. There is a little sticker on the cover of the book that says Vampirina is coming to Disney Junior. I sure wish my daughter were younger because I love this character. Highly recommended!
Giveaway alert: OK -- hold onto your hats. This is one great Vampirina giveaway!
Meet Vampirina Ballerina!
One winner receives:
- Vampirina Ballerina
- Vampirina Ballerina Hosts a Sleepover
- Vampirina at the Beach
- plus a branded beach ball and tumbler!
To enter, just fill out the form below before April 28th at 11:59 p.m. EST. I will randomly select and notify the winner the following day. This contest is open to those of you with U.S. addresses only. Good luck!
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Review copy and prizing provided by Disney-Hyperion.
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