by Sarah McIntyre and David O’Connell

Reading Age: 5-8

Interest level: 3-6

by Sarah McIntyre and David O’Connell

SOMEONE has sucked all the jam from Sam’s doughnut. It’s wrinkly and dry! Who would do this - and why?


Rightly outraged at this bakery-related theft, Sam ambushes the culprits: two young, very hungry Jampires that are far away from home. Meanwhile, up in the sky are fields of jam tarts and skyberry orchards where the mother Jampires anxiously await their little ones. They’re so happy to have the little ones home that they make sure Sam will never want for jam doughnuts again…


Probably (and sadly) the only vampire/jam mash-up in existence, this is a delightful rhyming picture book with cute little jampires that children will adore. Sarah McIntyre’s signature lush, zany and characterful illustration is the perfect companion to the humorous text.


Publisher: David Fickling Books

About the author

  • Sarah McIntyre

    Illustrator and writer Sarah McIntyre is easy to spot in her pointy glasses and hats. Her books include the comic Vern and Lettuce, four books with Philip Reeve, including Pugs of the Frozen North and Jinks & O'Hare Funfair Repair, and her picture books include There's a Shark in the Bath and Dinosaur Police. She loves creating books and comics with friends and getting inspired by batting around ideas and drawings with them.


    Sarah is immensely proud of Britain's amazing illustrators and how well their pictures tell stories. In 2015, she set up the #PicturesMeanBusiness campaign, calling for people to credit illustrators for their work.


    You can follow Sarah on Twitter @jabberworks.


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