Friday, September 26, 2014

FFB Review: "A Werewolf Named Wayne" by Bill Crider

Friday means Friday’s Forgotten Books hosted by Patti Abbott. Having read and reviewed A Vampire NamedFred by Bill Crider last week it seemed appropriate to do the second in the series this week. Like the previous book this one is  a fun read that works for all ages making it very much worth your time. Seems to me the author should start working on the rest of the creatures of the night series with A Zombie Named Bruce coming next….

A Werewolf Named Wayne

Readers who have read A Vampire Named Fred are well aware that Hermie and Al helped Fred and his assistant, Carl, with a couple of issues. While Kermit felt it wasn’t easy being green, being a vampire in these times of extreme prejudice caused by bogus Hollywood movies isn’t easy. Not to mention the fact that cats don’t like vampires and will come by the hundreds to the home and yowl in the yard. Neighbors don’t like that sort of thing.

Thanks to Hermie and Al’s friendship and efforts, things are far better for Fred and Carl these days. So much so they are moving to Vegas and that means the house has been sold again. Al and Hermie are really going to miss Fred and Carl. But, people as well as the creatures of the night move on when circumstances change. Fred has made it clear to the new owner how helpful the boys were and that is a good thing. The new owner is Wayne and he is a werewolf. Good thing the boys are in 7th grade now as he needs their help with a far more complicated problem than Fred ever had.

While not as humorous as the previous book, this is another very good read that will appeal to both adults and kids alike. Wayne’s issues are far different than Fred and his concerns are far different. With characters and expectations firmly established in the preceding book, A Werewolf Named Wayne focuses primarily on his unique situation and the help he needs. The result is a very good fun read that keeps the adventure going.

A Werewolf Named Wayne
Bill Crider
Delabarre Publishing
July 2011
71 Pages

Material was picked up during a recent author promotion for my use in an objective review.

Kevin R. Tipple ©2014


mybillcrider said...

Thanks, Kevin!

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Good stuff, sir!

Maddy said...

Would it be best to read the first one before this one? Sounds like a good match for my kids.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Yes, it would be best to read in order as several explanations and details from book one are mentioned in this book.