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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 and up
  • Series: Dick and Jane
  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap (August 26, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0448455684
  • ASIN: B004R96TPU
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.9 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,047,899 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Good primer for young children.
Ronald Nelson
I think small kids today - those who aren't afraid of vampires - would really enjoy learning to read from this book.
Rhiannon
The words are easy and repetitive and the pictures are colorful and relative to the words.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By TheRustyKey on December 16, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Dick and Jane books go back to the 1930s, a series of innocent romps and mini-adventures with pink gingham middle sister Jane, perfectly coiffed big brother Dick, blonde ringlet toddler Sally and their lovable dog Spot. Mother wears an apron and cooks well-balanced meals, Father reads his newspaper, and the milkman never misses a delivery. The children jump rope and take immense delight in seeing Spot run. It's all very delightfully Pleasantville. Best of all, the books are wonderfully designed as educational tools for early readers, full of repeated, monosyllabic words in short, simple sentences.

As a child in the 80s, I grew up learning to read with Fun with Dick and Jane, which was undoubtedly a nostalgia trip for my mother next to me, coaxing me through the syllables, who grew up reading the books herself in the 50s. Given the current literary obsession with mash-up novels like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, I suppose it shouldn't come as a shock that this classic children's Learn-to-Read series should reinvent itself with the sassy new addition Dick and Jane and Vampires. But having read it, I still couldn't be more shocked.

The element that is most startling (which both makes the book work like a charm and makes it impossible to pick an audience for) is its absolute authenticity to the originals, down to the dimpled illustrations. The siblings sit down for an afternoon of arts and crafts ("See Jane make something red. See Dick make something blue.")... but a mysterious bat flies in the window and destroys their artwork. They play Hide and Seek ("Look and see. Where is Sally? Look, Jane, look. Look, Dick, look.")... but there is a vampire hiding under the bed when they lift the ruffled divan. The mailman comes, as always, with bottles of milk for the whole family...
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Den on October 3, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Many of us read Dick and Jane when we were early readers. Nice illustrations, but fairly dull, even for little kids.

It's amazing what adding a vampire can do.

The wonderfully subtle humor in this likely to amuse nostalgic parents, but it's also a wonderful book for early readers. My son is just learning to read, and so far, he's never read a book without being asked to. Until we gave him Dick and Jane and Vampires this morning. He sat there and read the first 55 pages out loud to me this morning, and asked if we can read the next section tonight.

Now, my kid has a relatively advanced sense of humor for his age, and some kids might wonder "Why is it funny that Sally is scared by the vampire under her bed, but the other kids don't see it and don't believe her?"

The book is cute, not scary, and because it's still at the reading level of the original Dick and Jane books, it might be just the thing to get a young reader to practice on his or her own.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Harriet Klausner #1 HALL OF FAME on August 26, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Dick and Jane are surprised to see a bat. Over time, the bat is comfortable with Dick and Jane, their parents and their baby sister Sally. He shapeshifts into a Vampire and becomes friends with Dick and Jane. Soon he is playing with them and welcomed by the rest of family though dad is a bite or two concerned that he may have a cape wearing rival. Eventually the milkman delivers bottles of blood along with milk.

Broken into three short stories with illustrations, this is a lighthearted romp that early elementary school children and older readers who grew up on Dick and Jane will enjoy. Each tale is further broken into short shorts so that the younger readers can take breaks. Although I think a child vampire instead of an adult would be more apropos especially playing with the children, the targeted audience to include nostalgic boomers and the older Gen X will enjoy Dick and Jane making new friends summed up: "See Dick Play. See Jane Play. See Dick and Jane Play with a vampire!"

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By sharon manter on April 6, 2014
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Its basically the same old Dick and Jane, with a cute vintage vampire and bats added into the pictures. My four year old son LOVES it! The stories are mostly the more advanced Dick and Jane stories. He loves anything involving Halloween and scary stuff, so I bought to encourage him to try and work on his more basic reading with very simple Dick and Jane stories
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By killer bunny on May 29, 2013
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received this as a gift because, as parents, we are perceived as slightly "odd"...have bought several copies since as gifts for our friends with small children, because they are also slightly odd
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By That Teacher Guy on May 23, 2011
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Bought this book based on the other reviews, especially the ones that say it's terrible for children, or too scary. There's nothing I can say that hasn't already been written by someone else.

This book is just perfect, follows the style of the real Dick & Jane, and the Vampire is a great addition. My son LOVES this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Kirby-Yoder on January 9, 2011
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Vampire book for 1st graders! Spooky without being scary. My girl (7) had a good time with this book. No vamping just batty humor.
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By PAM HARDEE on July 18, 2014
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I wasn't so thrilled because you could tell that the vampire was superimposed onto the pages. I grew up on Dick and Jane and when my grandson was having a little trouble wanting to read I thought this might help. He loves them and that is because he doesn't know the original. So am fine with it for him and he is reading up a storm now. So helps give them positive feedback as the books introduce who the little story is about and then with the repetitiveness helps with reading.
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