Monday, September 20, 2010

The Stuff of Legend: Book 1: The Dark by Mike Raicht and Brian Smith

I think something very like this book would have been the result if Pixar had put Neil Gaiman in charge of Toy Story. A collection of toys band together to go into the 'Dark' of the closet to rescue their kidnapped owner. In this alternate world they are no longer toys and must engage in battles and thwart traps in their attempt to track down their boy.

Book 1 seems to just establish the world and characters, quite well, and the illustrations by Charles Wilson are top notch. Due to the high level of violence and somewhat mature themes I would only recommend this to older children, or those with a particular penchant for dark themes.

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by Scott