Dear Vampa by Ross Collins

Dear Vampa

Written by Ross Collins
Illustrated by


Dear Vampa by Ross Collins

The Pires are cursed with new neighbours. Things were just fine on Nostfer Avenue until the Wolfsons arrived. There seems to be no end to the new family's strange rituals. They stay up all day long, lock their windows at night, and bathe - in sunshine. What's a nice vampire family to do?'Laugh-out-loud funny.' - Scotsman


I adored this book, it made me laugh lots and has a fab twist. This is definitely going on my favourite picture book shelf. * Juniper's Jungle * Laugh-out-loud funny. * Scotsman * Witty and atmospheric. * Tess * Plenty for junior readers to enjoy. * School Librarian * Witty and atmospheric, the story's carefully-laid clues culminate in a twist ending that will have young children clamouring for it to be re-read * TESS * It'll find a welcome place on any young child's bookshelf. * Bookbag * It'll find a welcome place on any young child's bookshelf. Recommended * The Bookbag *

About the Author

Ross Collins

Ross was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1972. He graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 1994 with a First in Illustration. Since then he has illustrated over 100 children’s book and has written 8, winning many prestigious awards including the Scottish Children’s Book Award and Royal Mail Book Award.

Ross spends his time writing and illustrating children's books, walking by Loch Lomond and precariously swinging backwards on chairs. Ross can also be found scaring small children at book festivals and schools. He lives in Glasgow.

Photo credit, Chris Close.

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32 pages


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Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

4th August 2011



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