Synopses & Reviews
Dillweedand#8217;s parents go on adventures and leave him behind with Umblud the butler and Perfidia the maid, who treat him like their slave. Neither Umblud or Perfidia or the parents appreciate Dillweedand#8217;s cherished pet, a creature named Skorped. When they threaten Skorpedand#8217;s life and well-being, Dillweed opens his black box and casts the runes, which releases smoky monsters, who do the dirty deeds. And then itand#8217;s Dillweed turn to go on adventures. Filled with nasty characters, beautiful details, and subtle humor, this stylish book follows in the tradition of the deliciously dark work of Edward Gorey,and#160;so Dillweed's happy ending undoubtedly means the end for someone else.
Filled with nasty characters, beautiful details, and subtle humor, this stylish book follows in the tradition of the deliciously dark work of Edward Gorey--a thoroughly macabre fairy tale for a contemporary era. Full color.
A boy and his strange pet finally have their day in the sun.
About the Author
Florence Parry Heide is an award-winning author of more than a hundred children's books, including the Treehorn series, illustrated by Edward Gorey, and Princess Hyacinth (The Surprising Tale of a Girl Who Floated), illustrated by Lane Smith. She lives in Kenosha, Wisconsin.