With my Halloween-focused Picture Book Saturday post yesterday, I thought today was entirely appropriate to feature a wonderful giveaway, just in time for Halloween!
I'm sure you've all seen the "Practical Guide to..." series, which includes Monsters and Dragons, and Wizardry. This is the latest entry, A Practical Guide to Vampires. Lisa Trutkoff Trumbauer, compiled by Treval Vorgard (vampire enthusiast and occasional hunter), this book, along with the others in the series, are a whole lot of fun this time of year.
Featuring all sorts of aspects of "vampire life," explained to us that aren't always knowledgable about this stuff, the book is humorous and a great resource for library activities around Halloween.
There is a description of a proper vampire banquet, complete with menu, a explanation of how vampires travel and where they hide, basic vampire protection, and known enemies and allies. Basically, everything you could ever want to know about the vampire world!
The illustrations are well done and include great detail in regards to the different pieces of protection and combat equipment required for vampires.
If you have a young vampire fan that may not be quite ready to indulge in those famous Bella/Edward books, this would be an excellent choice. Lots of fun and lots of info!
So....when sending me a copy of the book to review, the publisher sent some other little goodies along, which I am now gifting to one of you, just in time for Halloween!
Included in the giveaway is:
1 hardcover copy of A Practical Guide to Vampires
1 activity book, which includes story starters, cross-curriculum activities, programming suggestions, worksheets, booktalks, and more
1 Practical Guides Calendar for 2009-2010
Fun!! This package would make a nice gift for a preteen. To enter, please leave a comment below. If you are not a blogger, please leave an email address so I can reach you if you win.
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U.S. entries only for this one please :)
This will run until Thursday night, the 22nd at 11:59pm, so I have time to get it to you by Halloween.
To learn more or to purchase, click on the book cover above to link to Amazon. I am an Associate and will receive a small percentage of your purchase price.
A Practical Guide to Vampires
Lisa Trutkoff Trumbauer
Review copy provided by publisher