I never tire of this book. I actually think it has become my favourite picture book. The character designs are wonderfully humorous plus it’s smart and dark with a delightfully wicked ending. The text alone is beautiful edited taking your imagination so far, with names like Dillweed, Perfidia, Umblud and Skorped. Combined with the genius of illustrator, Carson Ellis it reaches a whole new level of charm and storytelling. If you like cute and happy endings this might not be the book for you!
Dillweed’s Revenge - A Deadly Dose of Magic, written by Florence Parry Heide and illustrated by Carson Ellis. Published by Harcourt Publishing Company, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin, NYC 2010.