Storytime Saturday: Daisy and the Trouble with Vampires

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Storytime Saturday a weekly blog feature showcasing any new books we’ve been reading with Erin, reviewing picture books and talking about our monthly library haul! Basically, Storytime Saturday is all about books! This week we’re talking about Daisy and the Trouble with Vampires (Daisy Fiction) by Kes Gray. (Published 6th October by Red Fox)

It’s Halloween and Daisy is going trick-or-treating for the very first time. In the dark . . . in the fog . . . with a VAMPIRE . . . armed only with a torch and some silly string. GULP!


This is our first Daisy books and I really enjoyed it. I’m not really sure what I was expecting but this one was really funny! I chucked to myself a lot as I read it so I know children will find it super fun. As a Halloween book, this one is perfect. While it focuses on Daisy and vampires, it’s not too scary and it also makes a bit of a joke of the vampires. Jack Beechwhistle does try to make Halloween scary for Daisy though with all of his stories!

What I especially liked about this book was the difference in the pages. When Daisy is trick or treating, all of the pages are black. I think this really adds to the atmosphere of the story and also, it’s just a really fun change.

I also really liked how the whole book was black and white. So many children’s books are so bright and colourful, and although this does capture their attention, I like a change. Babies are able to understand black and white before any other colours so this really took it back to basics.

There are plenty of pictures throughout to keep little ones interested if they start to figity with the story. Some pages have little pictures while other pages are one whole picture. Daisy and the Trouble with Vampires is 320 pages long so I imagine this would need to be read over a couple of days for younger readers.

10 thoughts on “Storytime Saturday: Daisy and the Trouble with Vampires”

  1. We love Daisy books but my son is a bit scared of anything Halloween related. Looks like this one is up to Daisy’s usual great standards though. I always love the illustrations as well as the stories.

  2. We love the daisy books – super daisy is the current fav! Will need to read this to the kids they will love it x

  3. I’ve never heard of Super Daisy! Love finding new books to read with B and I love how they’ve mixed this one up with the colours! Sounds like one you could dip in and out of every night, given that it’s quite a long read for one sitting. Fab review, ta! x

  4. Aw, love hearing about new books and love the sound of this, would be perfect as you say for this time of year. Agree on the black and white too – it appeals to babies.

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