The Mighty Mighty Monsters series already has six books out and I thought this was very clever and cute. These are the stories of the most famous monsters when they were kids living on Transylmania Street, before they grew up into their infamous roles. Everybody has a part in this book making it feel like the first, though the series is not numbered. Vlad the vampire does take centre stage as he's considered the leader by the children. They have a fun night of playing hide and seek in the neighbourhood, magic has been denied as part of the rules so everyone is on a fair footing. Vlad finds everyone very quickly and complains that no one here knows how to hide properly when he realizes that Frankie is still missing, then the action starts and the book ends with a funny surprise. I found this a lot of fun and the reading level spot on for the target ages (7-9). Boys, especially, will enjoy this series.