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Please Don't Eat the Children by Dan Greenburg
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Aug 18, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2008
Read in June, 2008

Since the Child Welfare Bureau has this thing about Vampire Dads who can't support their children, Wally and Cheyenne Shluffmuffin are up for adoption again. Orphanage owner Hortense Jolly is willing to let anyone who has the money adopt Wally and Cheyenne even if they are ghouls who want to eat the children. Vampire Dad is frantically trying to find a job and get the money to adopt Wally and Cheyenne, but the family has other problems. The Jackal is still trying to kill Wally and the children are trying to convince the FBI that a giant ant army is kidnapping busloads of innocent people. Soon Wally and Cheyenne find themselves in hot water - literally.

"Please Don't Eat the Children" is the seventh book in Dan Greenburg's delightfully absurd "The Secrets Of Dripping Fang" series. The books are over the top fun filled with giant ants, mutant children, vampires, giant spiders, an assassin who is a real jackal, ghouls, trolls, wolfs, and more. There is a wonderful sense of humor throughout the book including when Vampire Dad tries to get the role of a vampire in the movies, his visit to a pawn shop run by trolls, his various jobs, Cheyenne's extra credit essay and so much more. Pay close attention to the chapter titles and illustrations in the book as they too add to the humor. There are some scary moments in the book, but they are played mostly for laughs and are not too scary.

"Please Don't Eat the children" is aimed at ages 8 - 12, but readers of all ages will enjoy this zany book.

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