Vampires and Cells by Agnieszka Jòzefina Biskup is a children's book that uses vampires and other spooky creatures to describe the real-world biology of cells. In its 32 pages it covers from organelles to mitosis and everything in between with simplistic ease, allowing children to gain a lot of information in an exciting way.
I received Vampires and Cells from Capstone publishers on NetGalley and was excited to read something pertaining to my field of study. It seems that the recent trend in literature is everything vampires, especially for the preteen through college crowd; and this trend is beginning to stretch to younger readers. That is why this book appealed to me, it makes reading about something scientific much more enjoyable for kids that would rather be reading about cops and monsters.
This book was smart, well written and illustrated, and very entertaining, (especially the vampire's comments and the depictions of Hooke and Leeuwenhoek). Being a student of microbiology I thoroughly enjoyed what it had to offer, and would recommend it to anyone who wants to get their kids interested in science.
Rating: Clean Getaway (5/5)
***I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.