Jampires by Sarah McIntyre and David O'Connell Book Review

Jampires by Sarah McIntyre and David O'Connell
Publisher: David Fickling Books
Release Date: June 30, 2015

What is worse than chomping down on a jelly donut only to find there is no jam inside? Such is one terrible day for Sam who sets out to find the jam thieves. With the lure of a ketchup filled donut, what Sam finds are Jampires, friendly creatures whose obsession with jam and other sweet things gets them into a ton of trouble. Determined to help the Jampires and save the jam in his donuts, Sam decides to help his new friends.

I absolutely love the concept of a Jampire. This is a "monster" book, but in true picture book fashion, they are the kind of monsters you wouldn't mind having around. And like all good monster stories there is a magical land where these creatures live. The illustrations are bright and lively, with so many wonderful little details like the expression on the cat's face throughout.

You should also check out the Jampires website where you can find details about the authors, the story, and most important of all...activities.

In keeping with our food and recipe week and as if this book wouldn't make you hungry enough, watch the video below to find out how you can make your own jelly-filled donuts.