Author(s): Michael Teitelbaum
In this hilarious parody of a children's classic, and a follow-up to its highly successful cousin, The Very Hungry Zombie, The Very Thirsty Vampire presents a charming little fellow with a very specific kind of thirst. As he drinks his way through a variety of bartenders, baristas, wine stewards, soda jerks, and other venders of fine beverages who try to quench his thirst, he pines for something of more substance, finally finding it in a blood bank, where an unsuspecting technician finds out she's just his type! With vivid, playful art and amusing text, The Very Thirsty Vampire will appeal to picture-book lovers of all ages. Adults will catch its slightly demented humor. Older kids who grew up on classic board books will love the fun of the parody. And all who appreciate the undead will adore this dashing bloodthirsty gentleman with a wicked sense of humor.
Michael Teitelbaum is the author of The Very Hungry Zombie and more than 150 other children's books including young adult and middle grade novels, tie-in novelizations, and picture books based on characters, movies, and TV shows as varied as Spider-Man, Superman, Avatar, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Smallville, X-Men, Batman, Transformers, Garfield, and Kermit the Frog. His books include the sports series Backyard Sports, Weird Sports, Jackie Robinson: Champion for Equality, and The Scary States of America. He lives in Hobart, New York. Jon Apple is an artist and illustrator. He is versed in every method and medium imaginable--from greetings cards to editorial cartoons; from posters to portraiture; from fine art to Photoshop. He was the illustrator for The Very Hungry Zombie, and to echo the work and style of a legend like Eric Carle has been an honor and a privilege--and more fun than a grown man should be allowed to have. He lives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.