09/20/2010 02:43 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

'Dick and Jane and Vampires': Blood Sucking Trend Now Devours Kids Books

The original "Dick and Jane" series dates to the 1930s, when educators Zerna Sharp and William S. Gray were looking for a way to help young children develop their reading skills. Now Laura Marchesani and illustrator Tommy Hunt have teamed to continue the pair's adventures, featuring a smiling bloodsucker who just wants to make friends and encounters the children in all kinds of daffy situations.

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