Thursday, September 02, 2004

Boris And Bella

A picture book any gothic lit fan will adore: BORIS AND BELLA by Carolyn Crimi, illustrated by Gris Grimly (Harcourt, 2004). This ghoulish odd couple finds thrills on the dance floor. Great for the young and young at heart, whether it's beating or not.

In fact, I highly recommend all works by Crimi (who by the way was one of the throngs of RL Stine ghost writers), especially her literary trade picture books--even those that aren't spooky. I had the honor of joining her in a critique group back when I lived in Chicago, and the woman simply sparkles.