Feb 13, 2013
Review: Stitch Head
Stitch Head by Guy Bass
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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Back cover desc:
In Castle Grotteskew something big is about to happen to someone small. Join a mad professor's forgotten creation as he steps out of the shadows into the adventure of an almost lifetime. . .
One of the best children's books I have read in a while & I look forward to it's official USA publication.
The illustrations and humorous interactions among zany characters intertwine to make a wonderfully magic story for both children & adults. I'm not going lie... I loved it, and I am far from a child.
Our sad little, forgotten hero Stitch Head has spent his life in the shadows of the castle correcting the mishaps of his master (& former childhood friend) the mad professor. Stitch Head was the professor's first creation & has been forgotten by the once loving Mad Professor. Stitch Head holds on to his memories & love for his friend the professor & continues to protect the professor through secretly correcting the professor's mistakes with his creations that he brings to almost life. Stitch Head uses his own potions to make the hideous creations of the Mad Professor harmless and then Stitch Head goes back to the shadows alone.
The black & white illustrations and the aged look to the pages & their edge add credibility and convey the old, scary, dusty, feeling of an old story with a new twist. The elongated characters with their edgy, angular appearance make one feel a little off balance and unsure of how things are or where things are going. The story and characters are gut busting hilarious, but the odd angles of the characters add expressionistic character that would not be conveyed with just words.
Stitch Head is full of love and this story would be a great add to any child's reading experience with lessons about loyalty and true friendship. There is action and laughs a million for this heart warming little hero whose loyalty to his creator is truly heart touching. Of course there is always the bad guy who & in favor of not ruining the ending, I will just say it is interesting how he is dealt with.
The book I actually read is the 2013 publication for the United States that has not been yet released to the public. It is due for USA release in 2013. The book was provided to me free of charge for an honest review. Having said that, THIS BOOK IS AWESOME!!
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