The Vampire Dare! (Daphne's Diary of Daily Disasters)
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The Vampire Dare!
Moss, Marissa (Author) , Moss, Marissa (Illustrator)
Jun 2011. 80 p. Simon & Schuster, paperback, $5.99. (9781442417373).
Like Moss’ books about Amelia, this series featuring a fourth-grader named Daphne takes the form of
journals filled with doodles and private musings. Daphne is one of those dramatic girls for whom life is
filled with lots of “TOTAL DISASTERS.” In this story, she decides to be a vampire for her school’s
Costume Day and then has to figure out how to distinguish her vampire costume from everyone else’s. The
plot plays out quickly and predictably, but the doodles are amusing, such as the various animals pictured as vampires and the cavalcade of disastrous costumes. As a character, Daphne isn’t developed much in this book, but that is somewhat ameliorated by the simultaneously published The Name Game!, in which she’s mistakenly called “Daffy” by Ms. Underwood on the first day of school (compelling Daphne to get even
by calling her teacher “Ms Underwear”). Light, quick, and sure to be popular.
--BOOKLIST, May 1, 2011
Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, 9781442417373, 80pp.
Publication Date: July 12, 2011
About the Author
Marissa Moss is the bestselling creator of the perennially popular Amelia series as well as the Daphne’s Daily Disasters series. She lives in Berkeley, California. Visit her at MarissaMoss.com and at AmeliaBooks.com.