Series: Weenies #5

Book Review: David Lubar’s Attack of the Vampire Weenies & Other Warped & Creepy Tales

Book Review: David Lubar’s Attack of the Vampire Weenies & Other Warped & Creepy Tales

Thirty-three short — and I do mean short — tales about the creepy and unexpected. Be warned, almost all of these stories have seriously creepy endings. My Take It’s a little bit R.L. Stine and a little bit Roald Dahl. I think these could be great stories to read aloud with your kids and then talk about the weird thoughts they have. Encourage them to expand upon what crazy ideas they’ve had. A warped and creepy spur towards creative thinking… Have fun with the names that Lubar comes up with as well. Mrs. Reaker and her stinky house, the Meander village… The Stories “Not Another Word” is a real switch and finds the protagonist baiting a mime. Only…who is baiting whom? Too funny. “Get Out of Gym for Free” is about the universal hatred of gym class and the lengths kids will go to get out of it! The real “treat” is at the end of the story! It reminds me of Kim Donovan’s Riotous Rocket Ship Robbery with its twist on school. “Ghost in the Well” is a tale of greed and lies. A much easier lesson for the reader than it is for the protagonist! “It’s Only a […]

Posted January 5, 2013 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews / 0 Comments