Vampire Vegetables (Area)

Author(s): Baek Mi Sook
Illustrator(s): Kang San
Translator(s):  David Lukens

The little vampire, Flappy, has learnt how to scare people at Monster Kindergarten! However, his attempts to scare a little human girl backfire on him badly... Flappy is appalled to realise that the girl is much braver and stronger than he is. Will he be able to find out the secret to her courage?

Topic: Area


In the Creepy Mathematics series, a spooky group of children encounter a host of problems. Flappy the vampire is unable to understand why his coffins are always the wrong size. The little spectre, Breezy, does not know why she cannot seem to make the see-saw move downwards. These humorous and engaging tales will make young readers eager to learn more about Mathematics through the exploits of their spooky friends.

In the process of studying Mathematics, the understanding of basic principles and concepts is often the most challenging step for students to take. The Creepy Mathematics series, newly imported from Korea, was created by specialists in childhood education. The series presents mathematical concepts in lively and amusing ways which would tickle children’s fancies even as they learn. Topics covered include length, volume, area, weight and estimation.

Titles in this Series
Book 1 (Length): New Coffins for a Growing Vampire!
Book 2 (Volume): The Magic Juice
Book 3 (Area): Vampire Vegetables
Book 4 (Weight): A Spectre at the See-Saw
Book 5 (Estimation): Creepy Camp


About the Author
Baek Mi Sook graduated from the Korean Language and Literature Department at Dongguk University in Seoul, South Korea and in 1994, won an award at Seoul Shinmun's annual spring literary contest for her children's stories.

She also wrote The Tree that Became a Forest, My Friend is Coming and The Potato's Promise, and compiled the anthology, Stories of Love for Baby in the Womb.

About the Illustrator
Kang San is active in a variety of fields. Not only does he illustrate children’s books, he also does the artwork for comics and animated works as well. Despite using a computer to complete the illustrations for the stories in the Creepy Mathematics series, he was able to maintain a light and natural feel to the watercolour illustrations.

He has worked on animated productions, such as Utility Fighter and Kinu Story, and has illustrated books which include Learning English on a Trip to Europe and Sorry, Chickens.

We love that these 5 books present mathematical concepts in a funny but engaging way. The illustrations are beautiful and engaging though nothing creepy as the series title suggests.

There is also a section at the back that summarizes the story and teaches parents how to replicate the story into real-life hands-on fun. It’s no secret that kids appreciate concepts better if they are able to touch & feel for themselves.  And it’s great to know that we need no fanciful manipulative to replicate the lesson at home!

Through this little story, children not only learn and understand the concept of area, but also learn not to be fussy with their food, as well as to be helpful towards peers like Belle. These subtle messages are not mentioned explicitly in the book, but children who read this book, are able to feel the positive energy of such messages. Vampires are not scary and fussy children have to correct their eating habits in order to become brave and strong...

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S$ 13.95


Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover
Dimensions: 250 x 245 mm
Language: English
ISBN: 978-981-09-0835-5