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Gibbus Moony Wants to Bite You!

Illustrated by Jen Corace

About The Book

Move over Edward Cullen! There’s a new cute vampire in town.

Gibbus Moony’s grownup fangs have finally grown in. Now all he wants to do is chomp on something juicy! All day Gibb hunts high and low for his first unsuspecting victim. But just when he thinks he’s found the perfect bite, he may discover something even more fang-tabulous to sink his teeth into. Humor, heart, and charming illustrations make this a toothsome treat for Halloween promotions and beyond!

About The Author

Photograph courtesy of the author

Leslie Muir is a writer, painter, and poet. She is the author of Gibbus Moony Wants to Bite You!, illustrated by Jen Corace; forthcoming Barry B. Wary (Disney-Hyperion, May 2011), to be illustrated by Carrie Gifford, and The Little Bitty Bakery (Disney-Hyperion, August 2011), to be illustrated by Betsy Lewin. Leslie lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and two sons.You can visit her at

About The Illustrator

Jen Corace is the illustrator of Little Pea, Little Hoot, and Little Oink by Amy Krouse Rosenthal.  She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in illustration.  She also creates fine art, with a focus on the Victorian and Edwardian eras.  You can visit her at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (August 9, 2011)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781442443273
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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Raves and Reviews

"Corace is on familiar ground: she's proved herself to be a virtuoso at portraying unlikely but thoroughly likable offbeat take on the popular culture's vampire obsession."

--Publishers Weekly, June 20, 2011

“All goes down well, coupled with Corace’s deft acrylic, watercolor and pen-and-ink images of Gibbus’ humorous process of figuring things out. Get ready for many year-round requests for this “fangtastic” title.”

--Kirkus, August 1, 2011

“The illustrations, done in pen, ink with watercolor, and acrylic, are clean and crisp…fun art.”

--School Library Journal, September 2011

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