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!

Genre: Fiction

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


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