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My daughter is in dance class. She loves learning all of the different positions for ballet and practicing at home (often). So when I introduced her to Vampirina she was so excited. We just got the newest book Vampirina at the Beach and she couldn’t wait to sit down and read it together.
The whole series is very cute. The pictures are awesome and she loves spending time looking at each page as we read and seeing what “extra” things we can find. The storytelling is also very “grown-up” and well written and I love hearing her use some of the new words that she learns in each story. We often have family night and have been to the beach a few times so she really loved this story and comparing their trip to when we went.
When the summer moon is full, a beach trip is an epic way to spend the night.
With her signature poise, Vampirina and her clan gear up for a festive time at the beach. Keeping her ballet lessons in mind, Vampirina demi-pliés on a surfboard, leaps for a volleyball, and finishes each competition with style, even if she doesn’t always come out on top.
Vampirina Ballerina Series: Additional Titles
Oh, to be a ballerina! It’s a challenge for any little girl, but even more so if you happen to be a vampire like Vampirina.First of all, you have to find a class that meets at night. Then you have to figure out how to perfect your form when you can’t see yourself in the mirror? And then there’s wearing pink (not the most flattering of colors if you happen to be undead) and that nagging urge to take a little nip out of the other dancers. And worse of all… STAGE FRIGHT!!!
Vampirina Ballerina Hosts a Sleepover
Before Vampirina can host her very first sleepover there are a few things she must keep in mind: be polite and offer her guests food (like blood pudding); plan some games like scavenger hunt (but keep the clues simple so no one gets lost); and don’t forget to dance! Vampirina may be a little nervous at first, but by following a few simple rules she will host the Best Sleepover Ever.
About the Author
Anne Marie Pace (www.annemariepace.com) is the author of Vampirina Ballerina and Vampirina Hosts a Sleepover, and has had stories, poems, and articles for kids published in such magazines as Highlights for Children, My Friend, Wee Ones, and On the Line. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with her husband and four teenagers.
We are excited to offer an amazing Dread-fully Fun Family Night! prize pack. One winner receives copies of Vampirina Ballerina and Vampirina at the Beach, branded beach ball, and tumbler, plus a $50 Visa gift card for a dread-fully fun family night out! Open to US addresses only. Prizing and samples provided by Disney-Hyperion.