Attack of the Vampire Weenies: And Other Warped and Creepy Tales
by David Lubar
Cover Artist: Bill Mayer
Review by Charity J. Sands
Starscape Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780765323453
Date: 24 May 2011 List Price $15.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK
David Lubar's latest collection of Weenie short stories runs the gamut from creepy to bizarre to silly. In Attack of the Vampire Weenies, Lubar provides a great set of very short stories for reading around campfires or during sleepovers. These are darker tales than found in some books for kids, so parents should assess for themselves whether these are right for their young children.
Although never gory, Lubar comes up with all kinds of ingenious ways for children to die. He always manages to throw in fun and unexpected twists, even though the stories are very short indeed. And Lubarís vampires never ever sparkle.
Some standouts from the book:
"Get out of Gym for Free" provides a dark and twisted take on school.All in all these entertaining stories will please anyone who enjoys creepy, weird, or bizarre tales told with humor and skill. Its easy to see why David Lubar's books have become a hit for middle schoolers.