My favourite vampire, small and podgy Nicu (sending you hugs, Nicu) is made to feel even smaller and podgier by his slim, stylish older brother Adam. Grrrr and double grrrr! I can completely identify with Nicu's feelings of frustration. Most kids will be able to as well. If they can't and they're like Adam they shouldn't be reading this book but showing off their superior strength by going on an ogre hunt.
In the quest for bigger fangs, Nicu has to do this all by his podgy self. Go on an ogre hunt, that is. I'm not saying what happens next but it does involve biting.
In `Big Fangs', his second `Nicu' book, Elias Zapple gives us lots of insight into vampire life. So much insight, that I'm beginning to wonder if he sleeps in a coffin himself. Kids will love all the genuinely bloodthirsty details. And my favourite character, the horrible Fang Fairy is back, so I'm happy too! Plus Reimarie Cabalu's illustrations are perfect, and show Nicu in all his podgy adorableness.
A perfect read for anyone who has ever suffered from bullying. Go Nicu!