Bibliographic Information: Bardhan-Quallen, S. (2011). Hampire! New York: HarperCollins Publishers.
Brief Annotation: Duck wants a midnight snack, but there is a Hampire roaming outside, searching for something to eat. Duck and the other animals are terrified that they will get eaten, so they try to stay away from the Hampire!
Grade Level: K-3
Readers who will like this: Children who like animals; children who like scary characters; children who like farm settings.
Rating/Response: 4 This book is a fun read and has a great rhythm since the text all rhymes. The story is also funny and students can easily relate to the characters and story.
One question you would ask before a read aloud: Have you ever been scared of someone or something before you met/saw him/her/it?
Reading Strategy: Visualization
Rationale for Strategy: This book would make a good book for visualization because the test lends itself to making visualizations, especially since most students know what a farm and farm animals look like and many descriptive words are used in the text.
Posted by: Jenna Bosch