The Vampire Dare! (Daphne's Diary of Daily Disasters) (Paperback)

By Marissa Moss, Marissa Moss (Illustrator)

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, 9781442417373, 80pp.

Publication Date: July 12, 2011

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (7/12/2011)

List Price: 5.99*
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Description

Why is everyone so crazy for Vampires, Daphne wonders. Well, Vampires can’t die or get wrinkly that’s what makes them so magical. And it’s kinda cool to be bitten by a vampire because you’ll live forever. So, when the teachers announce a costume day next Friday, (even though Halloween is long past), Daphne wants to be the best vampire ever! But what is cool and what is nerdy in Vampire Land? Daphne’s about to find out!


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.

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.


Praise For The Vampire Dare! (Daphne's Diary of Daily Disasters)

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