Vampirina Ballerina: Perfect for Your Little “Vamp” Lover!

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Vampirina Ballerina

A Guest Post by Heather Macht

Vampirina BallerinaOK, I’m 33 years old, but I have a confession…I love picture books! I actually prefer them to any other type of book, which probably explains why I became a picture book author. Their vivid pictures capture my attention, while the stories make me laugh and warm my heart.

With that said, my favorite types of picture books happen to be around my favorite holiday: Halloween!

As you can imagine, walking into any bookstore this month has made me feel like a kid in a candy store. Last week, while in the children’s section of Barnes and Noble, drooling over all the Halloween books, I stumbled across Vampirina Ballerina!

The name alone sold me. OK,…I admit it; it was the glittery-pink letters on the cover, too!  However, not falling into the cliché of “judging a book by its cover”, I read it and instantly found my original thought and love for the book was spot-on!

Vampirina wants to be a ballerina.  However, she has to take a night class (of course), has to make sure to hide her fangs enough to keep from scaring her classmates and also has to practice all of the ballerina moves. She even has to be in a show!  This is an absolute-perfect book that that is not only cute and well-illustrated but teaches reaching for your dreams, whether or not the odds are against you.  I don’t want to give away too much, especially the ending, but I did laugh out loud and made a lot of “oooooh’s” and “aaaaah’s” while reading the book.  I’m sure some passer-by’s thought I was a little crazy.

In any sense, if you have a little “vamp” lover at home, or a ballerina lover….or if you are just like me and love a great picture book, you must check out Vampirina Ballerina!  You won’t be disappointed. It’s seriously fa-BOO-lous! Yep; I just went there 😉


Heather Macht


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About the Author:

Heather MachtHeather Macht has been creating rhyming stories, specifically about dinosaurs, since the third grade! She earned her AA in fine arts from Florida State College at Jacksonville and had a career in the I.T. world before becoming a full-time writer and mom. Macht’s an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and lives with her family in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. In her spare time, she reads poetry and paints.

Heather is the author of You May Just Be a Dinosaur which can be found on Amazon, Goodreads, Barnes & Noble, and her Publisher’s website.

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  • Reply
    Patter Travelers
    October 22, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    I love picture books too. You never outgrow them!

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    Naila Moon
    October 24, 2015 at 7:48 am

    I too like a good picture book. This one looks absolutely adorable and I think I will need to add it to my collections.

    Thanks for hopping!

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    Rebecca Douglass
    October 24, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    The cover is beautiful! I have to confess: we at the library will often pass a new picture book around if it is particularly lovely or funny, so we all read it before it goes out. Of course, it doesn’t take long so we don’t keep them from the kids for long 🙂

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      Dena at Batch of Books
      October 26, 2015 at 10:42 am

      Ha ha I would do the same thing. Sometimes I’ll get picture books from the library and read them before my kids even see them.

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