Author(s): James Stimsom
As a mysterious old clock strikes thirteen, monsters and ghouls appear looking for a snack and a little mischief at the expense of the small girl who lives down the hall.
"A film animator for "James and the Giant Peach" makes his children's book debut with this entertaining, deliciously quirky chronicle... Internal rhyme, alliteration and whimsical wordplay abound, making this poetic story a delight for wordsmiths and a rather hypnotic read-aloud for the younger set...Innovative designs and varied font sizes add to the fun of this offbeat offering." -Kirkus Reviews
"Whirling winds wail through the scenes, and plenty of typographical pyrotechnics-crooked typesetting, large and small fonts, and occasional hand-lettering-add visual punch. Stimson's free-associating free-verse and bold use of an eclectic, alliterative vocabulary ("Is it a peculiar pendulum with a precarious pivot?") make this a fine read-aloud choice-at any hour of the day or night." -Publishers Weekly
James Stimson is a freelance illustrator who has worked extensively on film animation including the film version of James and the Giant Peach This is his first book. I wonder what his thirteenth will be like.