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Giracula

Cris Qualiana Keith Basham Caroline Watkins Mark Tuchman

9781943978458
32 pages
Persnickety Press
Overview

"Giracula...so fun to say aloud, it’s almost worth purchasing the book for the title alone...a loveable cartoon creature...appealing to fans of giraffes, vampires, or protagonists with a sweet tooth."School Library Journal

Grab your fangs and go batty with Giracula, a long-necked vampire with a love of dessert. Just in time for the spookiest season comes the story of how an unexpected bite led to a string of bakery crimes. Hide your pies, tarts, and cakes because this vampire has a taste for treats!

Halloween just got a little bit sweeter.

About the BUMP IN THE NIGHT Series

What do you get when Frank the class frog meets disaster on a weekend stay with a science-savy student? Frogenstein of course!

And what do you get when you cross a 6-foot neck with vampire bats? A vampire giraffe with— what else? — a sweet tooth.

Little ghosts and goblins love scary stories. The BUMP IN THE NIGHT Series puts silly twists on classic favorites sure to bring smiles (not screams!).

BUMP IN THE NIGHT monsters are a Halloween treat.

Praise for BUMP IN THE NIGHT

"Giracula...so fun to say aloud, it’s almost worth purchasing the book for the title alone...a loveable cartoon creature...appealing to fans of giraffes, vampires, or protagonists with a sweet tooth." School Library Journal

"Tuchman draws the gangly protagonist with a googly eyed energy that should amuse readers through the numerous sugar-driven scrapes." Publishers Weekly

Author Bio

Caroline Watkins is the Assistant Publisher at Persnickety Press and now, a first time author. From an early age, she was reading and writing and kept a copy of Matilda by Roald Dahl under her pillow. A graduate of UNC and Boston College, she turned her social work education into a career in children’s literature. Caroline lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Mark Tuchman is the creative director of School Library Journal. At home, he is dad to three very creative children who direct him on his illustration projects. Most recently, he illustrated Lauren Wohl's Raccoon River Kids Adventures series (also Persnickety Press). Mark's publishing debut, many years ago, was a comic book about the beginnings—and unique educational philosophy—of his alma mater, Hampshire College. Mark and his family live in Brooklyn, New York.