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Dear Vampa

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  213 Ratings  ·  63 Reviews
The Pires are cursed with new neighbors. Things were just fine on Nostfer Avenue until the Wolfsons arrived. There seems to be no end to the new family's strange rituals. They stay up all day long, lock their windows at night, and bathe--in sunshine. What's a nice vampire family to do?

Ross Collins has created an ironic, laugh-out-loud story that invites you to think about
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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 25th 2009 by Katherine Tegen Books
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Jon(athan) Nakapalau
Mar 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A happy family of vampires...living the suburban 'vampire dream' - UNTIL - those horrible new neighbors the Wolfsens move in next door! Funny and thoughtful look at our neighbors and how they often do things we do not understand.
Andi
Oct 22, 2009 rated it really liked it
A fun little picture book. The illustrations really put this one over the top. The vampire family's black, white, and red illustrations are just gorgeous, and the "normal" family's illustrations are lovely and bright and fun in contrast. Good stuff. Going on my keeper pile.
Scottsdale Public Library
Good neighbors are hard to find! This short picture book chronicles the troubles the Pires, a family of vampires, have with their new neighbors. This clever picture book with a surprise ending is a great pick to share with your little monsters at Halloween. -Erin J.
Kara
Mar 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved the dark humor in this book! The pictures and text work together to make this a fun reading experience,and it's great choice to read out loud during story time.
Christy
The Pires are cursed with new neighbors. Things were just fine on Nostfer Avenue until the Wolfsons arrived. There seems to be no end to the new family's strange rituals. They stay up all day long, lock their windows at night, and bathe—in sunshine. What's a nice vampire family to do?

Ross Collins has created an ironic, laugh-out-loud story that invites you to think about accepting others—perhaps your neighbors are less different than you think.
janetandjohn
Oct 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Yes it's a graphic novel (picture book then). Yes it's for children. Yes you should read it (before you pass it on to a child of course. Brilliant!
Koorihime-sama
Apr 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
CHECKED OUT THE BOOK FROM MY PUBLIC LIBRARY.

APART OF THE GOODREADS 2011 READING CHALLENGE.

Review/Rating:

4 out of 5

Ease of Reading Text: 4 out of 5
Illustrations: 5 out of 5
Plot: 5 out of 5


It’s hard to find good neighbors. Though, when the Pires get the Wolfsons as new neighbors, they discover they are as different as day and night. They think the Wolfsons have strange rituals — staying up all day, liking sunshine, and other non-nocturnal activities. What does this Vampire family do in response to
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Simone
Oct 22, 2010 rated it really liked it
Author: Ross Collins
Publisher and Date: Katherine Tegan Books, 2009

Summary: Bram, a young vampire, write a letter to his Grandfather about his new neighbors the Wolfsons. The Pire family are not fond of their new neighbors and find them to be quite odd. Perhaps the new neighbors are not as different as Bram suggests they are.

Review: Using supernatural elements of vampires, sleeping in coffins, avoiding daylight and having a monster for a pet, Ross Collins shares a story that is not that far of
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Cassie
Oct 27, 2009 rated it really liked it
Having new neighbors move in can be an exciting time, and also absolutely terrible if those new neighbors are the complete opposite of your family. Little Bram is writing to his grandpa explaining just what a horrible time they are having getting used to the new people next door. They like sunlight, and flowers, and stay up all day long. The Pires have had it and decide to move back to Transylvania. If they had only waited a bit longer to discover just how much they really do have in common with ...more
Alexandria Hiam
A family of vampires (illustrated simply in black and white) have their schedule and lives turned upside down when the new neighbors (illustrated colorfully) move in. The neighbors are up all day, they lock their windows at night and they do not have good taste in drink or pets. The last straw is when the family is going out for a flight (in the shape of bats) and the neighbor's kids knock them out with slingshots. They decide to move back to Transylvania with Vampa. When they are leaving the ne ...more
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Ross was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1972.
He would eat anything and resembled a currant bun.

As he grew up he was fond of drawing, the Bionic Man and precariously swinging backwards on chairs.

He graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 1994 with a First in Illustration. In the same year he won the MacMillan Children's Book Prize an achievement that opened many doors in the Big Smoke.

Ross then s
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