At first, I didn't even know how this book arrived in our house. It seemed to appear out of nowhere, until I realized that it came home with my son after a trip to his Grandparent's house. My mom must have slipped it in his bag as a treat, but at first I was a bit skeptical.
I'm pretty traditional and I definitely didn't want to scare my son while we were reading before bedtime. But, this book was not scary at all. The author incorporated bats and vampires into the story as if they're just another member of the family. The placement couldn't have been more natural, and, you don't need to be a fan of vampires to enjoy this book.
Most importantly, this book was a tremendous help in reinforcing my son's reading skills over the summer. The Dick and Jane books have been popular since the 1930's and now I know why. The short sentences paired with repetition of simple words made it easy for my son to follow when I was reading. It didn't take long before he was reading with me, and now he is reading this book completely on his own.
I am so happy this book found its way into our home and I will never forget the title of the first book my son ever read all by himself: Dick and Jane and Vampires!
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