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Author: Caroline Watkins
Illustrator: Mark Tuchman
Created by: Keith Basham & Cris Qualiana

Target: Ages 3–7
Format: Children’s Picture Book / Hard Cover
Pages: 32
Dimensions: 11″ x 9″


Shhh! Did you hear that?

Something is in the bakery. Chomping. Chewing. Licking its lips. Baring its sharp, gleaming teeth. Black wings, purple cloak, glowing eyes and…

Wait a second…is that a…giraffe?!

It’s dinner time, and Giracula is hungry. But don’t worry, your necks are safe—he can’t stand the sight of blood. Maybe something with a bit more sugar?

Grab your fangs and go batty with Giracula, a long-necked vampire with a love of dessert, and the star of our first title in the Bump In the Night Halloween series.

Just in time for the spookiest season comes the story of how a bite led to a string of bakery crimes. Hide your pies, tarts, and cakes because this vampire has a taste for treats!

Halloween just got a little bit sweeter. Look for the second installment in the Bump In the Night series, Frogenstein, coming Halloween 2020.

Author Information

Caroline Watkins is the Assistant Publisher at Persnickety Press and now a first time author. She has her bachelor’s degree in History and International Studies and her master’s in social work from Boston College, but Caroline’s passion has always been children’s literature. Caroline lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.

About the Illustrator

By day, Mark Tuchman is the creative director of School Library Journal. At home, he is dad to three very creative children who direct him on his illustration projects. Before his magazine career, Mark worked full-time as an illustrator. Mark and his family live in Brooklyn, New York.




Additional information

Weight.8 lbs
Dimensions9 × 11 × .3 in

Children's Picture Book, Hard Cover