What I Loved: The idea of a giraffe becoming a vampire, but loving sweets is adorable! I loved that he’s a bit confused, but is never scary for a child.
How I Felt: Giracula is just a poor giraffe that was in the wrong place at the wrong time. He’s a bit sad that he can’t go back to just being a giraffe, and my daughter was sad about that. However, when he finds his new friend that can help him, my daughter was so excited and happy. It made her enjoy the book and want to read it again!
The illustrations in this book are cute and well though out. The lanky giraffe made some of the illustrations all the more fun, with his long limbs and neck, the artwork could be a bit more exaggerated.
To Read or Not To Read: This book is not scary at all, so it works well for any child. The writing is perfect for pre-k through middle elementary.
What’s This Book About Anyway?
Giracula was just a normal giraffe when a group of hungry bats bite him, turning him into a vampire giraffe. He flies off into the night and lands in front of a bakery. He’s confused, as he is taken over by an overwhelming urge for sweets! He breaks into the bakery and eats everything in sight. As he continues in this way, he is caught by the townspeople who run away in fear. All except one little girl who knows just how to make things right.
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I received an advance review copy of this book for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.
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