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Hemophobula: The Wannabe Vampire


Author: Normandy D. Piccolo
Illustrator: Normandy D. Piccolo & Laurence E. Laufer
Publisher: Normandy’s Bright Ideas
Genre: Children
ISBN: 978-0-615-32843-0
Pages: 30
Price: $10.00

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Every wannabe vampire is inspired by the legends of Count Dracula, and wishes he could be just like him. But in order to be declared a full-fledged vampire, he has to pass at least one of the exams at Sukaurblood Academy.

Poor Hemophobula has several problems. He’s allergic to coffin dust. He’s quite small in stature and has trouble with his oversized cape. And his most embarrassing problem is his tendency to faint at the merest sight of blood. But Hemophobula is determined to pass one course at Sukaurblood – no matter what it takes.

Will Hemophobula pass coffin class, and avoid the dust? Can he learn to say “I vant to sock your blood” correctly? Is it possible to turn himself into a bat? For Hemophobula, these trials prove to be quite the challenge, with very humorous results.

Hemophobula: The Wannabe Vampire is one of the funniest books I’ve had the pleasure of reading. It even comes with a finger puppet for children to act out Hemophobula’s misadventures as they read along. Kids will love Hemophobula, and this book is sure to be a big hit at home and even in the classroom. I highly recommend it.

Reviewer: Alice Berger