My name is Gaynor Allen and I’m the Children’s Book Buyer at Tesco. I’m also a mum and a reader and have a bit of an R-Patts obsession! So imagine my joy when I discovered that author Francesca Simon had at last decided to bring a ‘vampire’ into a story about her most Horrid of creations…
With her wild imagination and sharp sense of humour, Francesca introduces the possibility of a vampire to Horrid Henry’s world. Horrid Henry and his classmates are heading to the museum for a sleepover, but are his teachers, Miss Battle-Axe and Miss Lovely, really what they seem to be? Or are they really ZOMBIE VAMPIRES?
Here’s Horrid Henry’s guide to how to spot a vampire:
- Big huge scary teeth
- Drinks blood
- Only appears at night
Younger readers can enjoy being spooked by this funny take on a vampire story (though it might make them look at their teachers a little bit differently!) and I’ll enjoy sharing this with some of the children that I know… and maybe passing on my love of all things paranormal to them too!
We’ve had great fun at home coming up with our own vampire names from this brilliant vampire name generator. Horrid Henry’s arch enemy Moody Margaret is “Goddess of Scandinavia” also known as “Mother of the Vile”, and described as “vile, foul, filthy and greedy”!
And to make this book even better, it comes with a special limited edition 3-D front cover!
To celebrate the publication of Horrid Henry’s latest adventure we have a special competition: you can win 1 of 10 LIMITED EDITION Horrid Henry and the Zombie Vampire kids t-shirts (aged 7-8 years). Simply answer the below question:
What would your vampire name be and why?