Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Where's My Shoggoth? Ian Thomas

If you sit and read this book with your child, neither one of you will want to go out after dark...

Net Galley and Archaia Entertainment allowed me to download this ebook and review it (thank you).  It was published in September, so you can get a copy now.

I enjoyed reading this story without even understanding what the characters were.  The illustrator's artistic abilities show themselves off well in this dark story.  He begins with a simple illustration of a boy at home, getting ready for bed, who realizes he's missing his pet.  The illustrations have become vibrant when he goes out to hunt for him and he finds all kinds of monstrous looking things.  He just brushes them off because they're not what they are looking for.  But they sure make good Halloween monsters!

What they are is part of the Cthulhu Mythos and there's some legend that goes with them.  It's all imaginary and that's the best part of Halloween, isn't it: Scaring yourself and knowing it doesn't matter.

Just getting your little ones able to pronounce these names will be a challenge.  You can start with Shoggoth...

Happy reading.    

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