Fang Challenged? Don't Let Fang Envy Stop You

Grow Your Own Pair . . . 

 . . . of Fangs, I mean.

It’s come to my attention that the term “Fang up!” is causing consternation.

i'M TOO SHY TO SHOW MY FANGS! And I've never been to a neighborhood library...

i'M TOO SHY TO SHOW MY FANGS! And I've never been to a neighborhood library...

LOTS OF FOLKS, it seems, are all excited about the Vampire Baby Free Books Giveaway. They are thrilled to share it, tweet it, like it on Facebook, but they can’t bring themselves to ENTER IT . . . 

Seems, along with all the other issues plaguing us, we’re having major FANG Trouble.  

The trouble with Fangs is:

Some don’t have fangs, as in there seems to be a flat out fang shortage.

Others have fangs, but . . . not Fangs long or sharp enough to mention.

Others are worried about what folks might say if they do flash their fangs and Vampire Up!   

Phooey I say! There are FREE books waiting to be scooped up! 40 hardback, full-color picture books, retail price about $16.95 + +  including, Dance, Y’all, Dance, One Day I Went Rambling, Your Daddy Was Just Like You!, Your Mommy Was Just Like You!, Dad & Pop. & Not Norman

And, of course, Vampire Baby

illustrated by Paul Meisel (Candlewick Press)

illustrated by Paul Meisel (Candlewick Press)

Don’t let Fang issues keep you from playing.

Or, as Will Shakespeare so would have said, had he written 13th Night as planned:

Some are born fanged, some achieve fangs, and some have fangs thrust upon them.
— Will Shakespeare so would have said it—if he’d been writing 13th Night

In the interest of fairness I’d like to level the contest-playing field by offering several solutions to this FANG Trouble. Facts first, Joe Friday:

SOME ARE BORN FANGED:

I have it on GOOD AUTHORITY: Baby teeth appear in any order (so don't be scared . . . ). Most times a baby’s bottom two front teeth appear first. Sometimes, it’s the top two incisors. Rarely, molars break through first. And occasionally, a baby sprouts FANGS!

Tootie used to be a cuddly ga-ga-goo-goo I want my bah-bah baby. Then one night . . . 

Tootie used to be a cuddly ga-ga-goo-goo I want my bah-bah baby. Then one night . . . 

Image borrowed from Internet (click photo for link)

Image borrowed from Internet (click photo for link)

That’s human babies! Other species are a whole different, er . . .  animal. 

Hedgehog Vampires are rare but creapy!

Hedgehog Vampires are rare but creapy!

 

 

 

 

SOME ACHIEVE FANGS:

“If you can find a dentist who'll do it, you can have your front teeth shortened and your canines filed.

"File incisors to a point and file down your other front teeth so the fangs will be more prominent."

Yank Your Incisors: Definitely NOT recommended but…
— http://www.vampires.com/want-real-fangs-ask-your-dentist/
Vampire Bat's native to South American Rainforest

Vampire Bat's native to South American Rainforest

 

 

 

 

 

 

For a less permanent alternative, Buy Fangs: 

You'll find all types and prices of Fangs to buy.

You'll find all types and prices of Fangs to buy.


Vampire Fangs come in many styles and price ranges, from long lasting to edible. And for all things Vampire, click over to WWW.VAMPIRE.COM


Buying Fangs is one thing, Putting them on might be a tad bit harder. Here's a How-to Video

DYI: Make Your Own Fangs: 

and more often than one might suppose . . .  or not . . . 

SOME HAVE FANGS THRUST UPON THEM:

What is it? You too shy, too cool, too whatever to Fang up. I totally get it. That needn't stop you from entering the Vampire Baby Free Books Giveaway.

Laugh now....If you Dare. But just wait until I win all those groovy picture books. We'll see who's laughing then . . . 

Laugh now....If you Dare. But just wait until I win all those groovy picture books. We'll see who's laughing then . . . 

Nobody ever said it had to be you.

Grab all the babies, pets, and the old ladies, and make--let--help them Fang Up!

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What are you waiting for? Click on this picture and use the Vampire Baby DYi Fangs--There are a variety of styles to choose

What are you waiting for? Click on this picture and use the Vampire Baby DYi Fangs--There are a variety of styles to choose

 

 

 

Time's Running Out!

Only 10 more days to enter the Vampire Baby Book Give-Away. Winners will be announced at Midnight November 1st, Just after the last stoke of Halloween. 

Enter Now!

Enter Later!

There's not limit to how many times you can enter. Need not be present to win. 

Don't let Lack-o-Fangs Stop You: Vampire Up! 

Wanna keep in touch? Click on SUBSCRIBE  to receive email notification when entries are posted on Kelly's Fishbowl.

Vant to Vin? Vampire Baby=FREE BOOKS FOR YOUR LIBRARY

Transform your Story Hour Babies & Toddlers into “Vampire Babies” with a Silly Downloadable Costume! Snap Pictures of a “Vampire Baby” and Win Books for a Library!!  ---it's just that easy!   

I Vant to Vin books for my favorite library: Transylvania Central 

I Vant to Vin books for my favorite library: Transylvania Central 

from Candlewick Press, available from booksellers everywhere--even near you!

from Candlewick Press, available from booksellers everywhere--even near you!

 

The Story Hour Kit

To play with VAMPIRE BABY's theme of teething babies and toddlers secretly being vampires, the Story Hour Kit include six different sets of silly vampire lips to cut-out. The lips, placed on an included paper “lip stick”, can be easily held up in front of a baby, toddler, or child’s lips for a funny transformation.

Following the instructions on the “lip stick” your patrons, customers, and families can snap a picture and post it on Kelly Bennett Books Facebook page along with the name and location of their favorite library. 

VAMPIRE BABY pictures will be entered in a contest to win a collection of Kelly Bennett picture books for their favorite library. A winner will be drawn every 90 days from Halloween 2013-Halloween 2014. Keep snapping those Vampire Baby photos and enter to win often!

• Download Vampire Baby Story Hour Kit (PDF)      

 

 

      About VAMPIRE BABY:
It happens overnight: little sister Tootie goes from cuddly, ga-ga-googoo, I-want-my-ba-ba baby to…vampire baby. Now she’s sinking her pointy fangs into everything — furniture, toys, and especially her big brother. Mom insists that it’s just a phase, but Tootie’s brother knows better. Just look at her hairline!  With perfect comic timing, Kelly Bennett and Paul Meisel give a fresh slant to the new-baby story, proving that even monstrous little arrivals have a funny way of staking their siblings' affections.

Why wait? Download the Vampire Baby Story Hour Kit . . . if you dare!

Read! Play! Sing! Snap! and enter to win books for your library!

And the Winner is . . .

Three winners have been chosen in the I VANT MY VAMPIRE BABY CONTEST. Everyone who left a comment on the Vampire Baby book trailer was entered into the contest. Here are the lucky winners:

#1 Lori Ed Templeton

#2 Nate T

#3 djdoc122

3 Autographed, 1st editions are winging their way to the lucky winners!

3 Autographed, 1st editions are winging their way to the lucky winners!

Send a reply via private message on Facebook via Kelly Bennett Books to claim your prize! Thank you to everyone who participated!

BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE!

I Vant My Vampire Baby contest may be over, but the party hasn't ended.

   Jean Book Nerd''s VAMPIRE BABY & SWAG GIVE-AWAY BLOG TOUR!  

October 25th Friday
- Review & Spotlight Me, My Shelf and I
- Tens List & Spotlight I Am a Reader, Not a Writer

October 26th Saturday
- Review & Spotlight Two-Tall-Tales
- Music Playlist & Spotlight Best Books

October 27th Sunday
- Review & Spotlight Racing to Read
This or That & Spotlight Sassy Book Lover

October 28th Monday
- Review & Spotlight Mary’s Cup of Tea
- Favorite Things & Spotlight A Dream Within a Dream

October 29th Tuesday
- Guest Post & Spotlight Paranormal Book Club
- Review & Spotlight Word to Dreams

October 30th Wednesday
- Spotlight Book Suburbia

October 31st Thursday
- Interview Jean Book Nerd 

  . . . AND a WHOLE YEAR MORE !!!!

  Vampire Baby: Silly Story Hour “Masks” & Chance to Win Books        

Click on the Activitie's tab to download the Story Hour Kit & Contest Details

Click on the Activitie's tab to download the Story Hour Kit & Contest Details

Reader Engagement Project:

Transform your Story Hour Babies & Toddlers into “Vampire Babies” with a Silly Downloadable Costume!

Snap Pictures of a “Vampire Baby” and Win Books for a Library!

HERE'S THE 9-1-1 from Curious City! 

  

Vampire Baby Halloween Reveal

So I lied...  

But this is the truth: There are 3 brand spanking new--autographed--copies of VAMPIRE BABY waiting to be won and as of this posting only 30 people entered the I VANT MY VAMPIRE BABY contest.   Here are the Contest Details

Translation: Chances of winning are super good. . .

It's Halloween. Go for it. Take a Chance. You could win a treat! 

But first . . .  

Groceries Anyone? 

Groceries Anyone? 

We like Halloween!
 We dress up. We Trick or Treat. We like it so much that one year, we had Halloween in July.

The Fondren's of Oz

The Fondren's of Oz

My BFF Valerie and I in High School. Thinking back, our costumes reflect our personalities, even back then. Valerie always was the nice one . . .  

My BFF Valerie and I in High School. Thinking back, our costumes reflect our personalities, even back then. Valerie always was the nice one . . .  

From 6th grade on, my BFF Valerie and I took Halloween seriously. We'd start a couple of months before creating costumes. We always took her baby brother Sean with us, so we'd create his costume, too. One year we were a pair of dice--Sean was the Joker.

 

We were trick-or-treating along in our huge dice boxes when a couple of pranksters pushed us over and sent us flailing ala Scout in her ham costume.

Believe you, me, if I'd been fast enough, I would have happily sunk my teeth into those no-good-nicks...

Lexi & Ryan Score! 

Lexi & Ryan Score! 

My grandson Bennett is holding with tradition.   Here's Vampire Baby!

My grandson Bennett is holding with tradition. Here's Vampire Baby!

 HAPPY HALLOWEENING!!!!!

TRICK OR TREAT
— VAMPIRE BABY

#16 Vampire Baby's Movie Playlist for Halloween

Vampire Baby’s Movie Play List

Okay, so Vampire Baby isn’t old enough to have watched many movies. Nor would she be allowed to at her age—no matter how hard she bit. (For that matter, neither would her big brother.) But, when Vampire Baby is old enough to watch movies on Halloween these will definitely be on her list.*

Archie and the Riverdale Vampires (1999) Archie gets a supernatural makeover in these episodes from the Archie's Weird Mysteries TV series.

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Bite the Bullet (1979) A group of ex-rough riders, an ex-prostitute and a gunfighter enter a horse race in the desert.

Bite of the Living Dead (2011) World-renowned herpetologist Joe Slowinski is bitten by a juvenile krait while on expedition in Burma. Rani has also been bitten by a krait in a rural Indian village

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) A teenage girl learns that she is her generation's destined battler of vampires.

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Count Duckula, TV Series (1988-1993) The misadventures of a vegetarian vampire duck and his servants.

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Let Me In  (2010)  A bullied young boy befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian.

Let the Right One In (2008)  Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl who turns out to be a vampire.

The Little Vampire (2000)

A lonely boy becomes best friends with a vampire.

Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

A nerdish florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed.

Love Bite (2012) School is over and summer has begun in the dead-end seaside town of Rainmouth. While Jamie's friends seem to be happy working in the local pie factory by day and looking for sex by night,

Love at First Bite (1979) Vampire spoof has Count Dracula moving to New York to find his Bride, after being forced to move out of his Transylvanian castle.

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Man Bites Dog (1992) In this dark satire, a film crew follows a ruthless thief and heartless killer as he goes about his daily routines. But complications set in when the film crew loses their abjectness and begin lending a hand.

Once Bitten (1985) A vampire Countess needs to drink the blood of a virgin in order to keep her eternal beauty.

Bunnicula, the Vampire Rabbit, Cartoon (1982) Bunnicula the Vampire Rabbit is a supernatural rabbit whose weakness for draining vegetables of their juices. 

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Reality Bites  (1994) Generation X Graduates face life after college with a filmmaker looking for work and love in Houston.

The Bite (1989) After a guy is bitten on the hand by a radioactive snake, his hand changes into a lethal snake head, which attacks everyone he comes into contact with

Some Dogs Bite (2010) It's a Crime to Steal a Baby! But What if it's Your Brother

 

More Suggestions, anyone?

*Disclaimer: Movie descriptions are cut-n-pasted from the internet. The list is not, and should, not, in any way, be consider recommendations. Watch at your own discretion.

LAST CHANCE!    

Enter the "I Vant My Vampire Baby" Book Trailer Contest--is NOW!!! 

Here's how: View the Vampire Baby by Kelly Bennett book trailer on Youtube. Leave a comment. You're entered to win you're very own authographed copy of the book. It's that easy!    Here are the Contest Details

#15 Should Charlie be Confessing?

If YouTube would have been around way back when, my brother, Joey, might have been the brother hollering "Youch!" in a clip the way Big Brother Harry does in the infamous "Charlie Bit My Finger" YouTube video.   

Harry and Charlie in the infamous clip. From the looks of it, Charlie does not apear to be a Vampire Baby (Although his canines are in shadow.)

Harry and Charlie in the infamous clip. From the looks of it, Charlie does not apear to be a Vampire Baby (Although his canines are in shadow.)

Me, a family friend named "Bambi's" baby, and Joe. And no, I did not bite this baby...although it looks as though Joe may be nursing a sore finger.

Me, a family friend named "Bambi's" baby, and Joe. And no, I did not bite this baby...although it looks as though Joe may be nursing a sore finger.

We have a sick fasination with biting, and the fear of being bitten. Why else would Vampire/Dracula themes be so popular? 

The "Charlie Bit my Finger" clip, which as of an Oct. 17, 2013 article, is close to logging half-a-billion views, is proof. The brothers, according to the article, say the attention they garnered from the clip, coupled with the idea that "Charlie bit my finger like a rabid opossum, but Dad kept on filming because he thought it was awesome" has marred the brothers--maybe irreparably. Fortunately, money shouldn't be an issue if they decide to seek help. 

An article in the Daily Mail states that this and other "Harry and Charlie" YouTube videos have earned their family more than 100,000 pounds in advertising payments. 

How Much Did They Pay You Per Bite, Bela?

How Much Did They Pay You Per Bite, Bela?

Here's a photo of the brothers now.   " Open up, Charlie! Show us your fangs!!!!"

Here's a photo of the brothers now. "Open up, Charlie! Show us your fangs!!!!"


HURRY! Enter the "I Vant My Vampire Baby" Book Trailer Contest, NOW!  

Here's how: View the Vampire Baby by Kelly Bennett book trailer on Youtube. Leave a comment. You're entered to win you're very own authographed copy of the book. It's that easy! 

Midnight Halloween the contest closes. Winner will be announced Nov. 1st.  

Lucky #13 Vampire Baby Play List

After 4 years of piano lessons, my teacher finally told me one day "If you aren't willing to try playing chord progressions, maybe you'd better quit." (And yes, I did want to bite her for that...) So I can't play a few bars. But my head is stuffed with music. Say pretty much anything and a song pops into my head. 

So, of course Vampire Baby has a play list. 

Music soothes the savage beast!

Music soothes the savage beast!

Music Playlist for Vampire Baby:

            The No Bite! Song (by Tootie’s Brother)

            Another One Bites the Dust

            Crocodile Rock

            The First Cut is the Deepest

            Monster Mash

            Little Vampire

            Once Bitten, Twice Shy

            Dracula Disco

            All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth

Any other songs you think should be on the list? Hum a few bars . . .  

Just a few more days left to enter the "I Vant My Vampire Baby" Book Trailer Contest--is NOW!!! 

Here's how: View the Vampire Baby by Kelly Bennett book trailer on Youtube. Leave a comment. You're entered to win you're very own authographed copy of the book. It's that easy! 

Here are the Contest Details

 

#12 Confessions of A Vampire: Rambling at the Texas Book Festival

Texas Book Festival is on! Come join me and the gang from Bright Sky Press

 "Sunny" Eva, Lucy Chambers, & Marla, hosting the Bright Sky Press booth. 

 "Sunny" Eva, Lucy Chambers, & Marla, hosting the Bright Sky Press booth. 

We're celebrating ONE DAY I WENT RAMBLING--winner of the Writer's League of Texas Best Picture Book of 2013 Award.   Noon today at the Writer's League Booth!

Promise not to bite! 

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The "I Vant My Vampire Baby" Book Trailer Contest--is NOW!!! 

Here's how: View the Vampire Baby by Kelly Bennett book trailer on Youtube. Leave a comment. You're entered to win you're very own authographed copy of the book. It's that easy! 

Here are the Contest Details