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The Utterly Uninteresting & Unadventurous Tales of Fred. The Vampire Accountant… a book review

Continuing in the spirit of Halloween and once again hunting down my list of… found free… why nots?… The Utterly Uninteresting & Unadventurous Tales of Fred. The Vampire Accountant by Drew Hayes is my newest read. And an utterly successful one at that!

What is more humourous than a logical, calm ACCOUNTANT vampire? The first chapter had me hooked with Fredrick Frankford Fletcher’s dry delivery, matter of fact story telling. Living his life with slight changes to deal with the need to avoid the usual – sunlight, silver and garlic, Fred has found a way to make even being a vampire humdrum… until he decides to throw caution to the wind and (cautiously and well planned) head to his 10 year high school reunion. I love this line:

And there it was. My unlife was so boring that even the woman who hunted monsters saw me as harmless.

In fact, Krystal the hunter of ‘parahumans’ (those who we consider monsters) shows up to inject some action into his solitary life. Leave it to an old high school friend to reconnect with a bang.

Fred the non-confrontational accountant vampire is stronger and quicker and much less clumsy but still avoids arguments, difficult situations and saying no. He is the most mild mannered “badass” of them all and you can’t help but love him for it. Black napkins to avoid stains and a complete ineptitude at feeding off of living victims, Fred is a blood bank sort of man. 

Ghouls, werewolves, vampires, high school reunions, weresteeds, undead assistants, Vegas, LARPing… have I sold you yet? Because if I haven’t, well… you are simply going to miss out! This is a collection of interconnected stories really all centered around Fred from his point of view. So if you enjoy some supernatural dry humour, this is the book for you! And if you don’t, give it a try, it may grow on you!515Sh2sKnRL._SX321_BO1,204,203,200_

Volcano Unit

We actually spanned this unit over a couple months. I would suggest searching on Google for Free Volcano Lapbooks… there are all sorts of versions !! For example on Homeschool Share HERE. I honestly think we found random facts everywhere but here are the main resources! Good luck! 


  • On Education.com under my School folder HERE are some of my worksheets
  • Colouring page on Twsty Noodle HERE.
  • Crayola mini book HERE.
  • FisherPrice colouring page for little guys HERE.
  • ABCteach.com HERE.


  • Facts about the Richter Scale on Buzzle HERE.
  • Covering Earthquakes on Weather Wiz Kids HERE.
  • All about a more current eruption in Japan that was unannounced HERE thanks to Live Science


  • Magic Tree House #13: Vacation Under the Volcano by Mary Pope Osborne
  • Magic Tree House Fact Finder #14 Ancient Rome and Pompeii by Mary Pope Osborne
  • Volcanoes by Seymour Simon
  • Danger! Volcanoes by Seymour Simon
  • Volcanoes: Nature’s Incredible Fireworks by David L. Harrison
  • Volcano and Earthquake DK Eyewitness Books
  • Volcanoes by Leslie Dinaberg
  • Volcano by Christopher Lampton (A Disaster! Book)
  • Volcanoes by Jeremy Caplan
  • Volcanoes! Anne Schreiber
  • Questions & Answers  About Planet Earth by Capella
  • Volcano by Patricia Lauber
  • Into the Volcano by Donna O’Meara


    • Volcano (DK Eyewitness) HERE
    • Magic School Bus: Blows It’s Top HERE
    • Bill Nye The Science Guy: Volcanoes HERE

The basic baking soda and vinegar combination was great to show volcano eruption add in a balloon and give the idea of how the gasses move… or just throw the whole thing in the tub and make fizz over and over again! We had a lovely science kit as well that Grandma and Grandpa Reinsch sent us that we used in the end to build our own volcano. Those can be found EVERYWHERE! Ours was a plaster of Paris version.101_9727 101_9730