When Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney was released the book was an instant hit with kids and quickly jumped to the bestsellers list. Kiddies absolutely loved all the doodles and comics in this fun comedy series, so of course, others followed in Kinney’s footsteps and published their own doodle diaries. I have lost count of how many of these Wimpy Kid inspired books I have seen at bookstores and I am a bit surprised by how many vampire versions there are. Yup, there are quite a few of these vampire doodle diaries, which are perfect for the young vampire fans out there. Check them out:
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Diary of a Wimpy Vampire by Tim Collins
This series is not only cashing in Wimpy Kid, but Twilight as well. Not exactly innovative, but hey, kids will love it. According to the first book description, like Edward Cullen in “Twilight”, Nigel Mullet was transformed into a vampire when he was still a teenager, and will remain this age forever. Unfortunately, Nigel became a vampire at the awkward age of fifteen, and must spend eternity coping with acne, a breaking voice, and an ineptitude with girls. In this, his excruciatingly funny diary, Nigel chronicles his increasingly desperate attempts to be noticed by the love of his life, Chloe Sparrow, the constant mortification caused by his vampire parents (not to mention the worry that they might accidentally eat one of his friends), and the frustration one feels when you’ve got the whole of boring eternity stretching out in front of you and you can’t even have a lie in (vampires don’t sleep). Forced to hang out with the Goths and emo kids due to his pale skin and social awkwardness, and constantly battling his embarrassingly overwhelming desire to sink his fangs into Chloe’s neck, will Nigel ever get his girl?
Tales from the Crypt #8: Diary of a Stinky Dead Kid by Stefan Petrucha, Maia Kinney-Petrucha, John L. Lansdale and Rick Parker
The Ghoulunatics are back to offer their twisted takes on “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” the “Twilight”series, and Guitar Hero! The cover-featured Stinky Dead Kid stars in two tales – – one that explains exactly how he became a Stinky Dead Kid, and another in which he battles “Guitar Demon,” a popular musical toy that’s become possessed by an evil entity. There’s also the trenchant tale of teen love involving a girl and a vampire, “Dielite,” and the riotous return of the ever-doomed Thomas Donnelly in his most bizarre tale yet!
Diary of a Dorky Vampire Kid: Moving to Suburbia by Alex A. Lluch
This author has written two of these Dorky Vampire Kid books, however, they won’t be released until this summer. While the book description hasn’t been released, I’m guessing it’s about an awkward vampire kid trying to survive in normal suburban life.
Mona the Vampire’s Diary by Sonia Holleyman
Mona the Vampire came out before Wimpy Kid and has been a favorite among kids for years now. While the books and TV show are super popular, for some reason, there isn’t much info on this one particular book. I’m assuming that it’s like past books, telling the adventures of Mona and her cat Fang.
There you have it Dear Readers, a few vampire doodle diaries for the kiddies.