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The Sleepless Little Vampire

Written & Illustrated by Richard Egielski

Even creatures of the night can find it hard to sleep!

What could possibly be keeping a little vampire up tonight? Is it the growling of werewolves? Is it the cackling of witches? Is it the rattling of skeletons? No! It's that all the scary creatures sleep during the DAY, silly!

This gentle read-aloud romp gathers all the favorite fall frighteners together for a book that's a year-round pleasure. See for yourself how Egielski masterfully lets the pictures grow and the pace build until the moment Little Vampire (empowered!) takes control.

Beautiful. Funny. A tiny bit scary. This one's a sure bet with Little Vampires everywhere.

Reviews and Awards

"In a sequence that recalls Where the Wild Things Are, Egielski gradually expands from a small closeup on the vampire to wide double-page stagings of his surroundings and the many monsters in action. Amid the soft gradations of blue, gray, brown, and violet, the vampire's paper-white skin and nightshirt stand out like a beacon." - Publishers Weekly

“Egielski’s watercolor/ink paintings are superbly executed, with strong colors and bold, expressive lines. They show off the artist’s eccentric sensibility and abound with whimsical details, making this book perfect for the close examination that comes with one-on-one sharing. Meanwhile, listeners will want to chime in on the many sound effects, which are great for library storytimes. Even preschoolers can get in on the vampire craze with this fun offering.” - School Library Journal

“Preschoolers may not be aware of the impeccable design in front of them but are sure to reap the reward of this winning, interactive bedtime story turned topsy-turvy.” - Kirkus Reviews

“Children will delight in the wonderfully goofy cast of characters brought together in the appealingly cluttered illustrations. With lots of unusual sounds and a constant tease regarding the appearance of the next character, this begs to be read aloud repeatedly, and children will quickly learn to anticipate which character comes next.” - Booklist 

Purchase Options
Indiebound • Amazon • Barnes & Noble

Summer 2011
Picture Book
ISBN: 978-0-545-14597-8
Price: $16.99/$19.99
Trim Size: 10 1/2" x 9 1/2"
Page Count: 32
Foreign Rights: Sheldon Fogelman Agency
Translation Rights: Sheldon Fogelman Agency
Rights Available? yes

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