Oh, my! I wish I were skilled enough to review this in Seussian meter. It really does get everything so right.
I bought this as a bit of fun, as I’m a long-time Lovecraft fan, and enjoyed Dr Seuss’ books as a child, and then again reading them to my (now 19-year-old) daughter when she was little. I’ve also played more than my fair share of Chaosium’s Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game in my time.
Ivankovic manages to richly capture the look and feel of classic Seuss titles, while ably retelling the story of Angell, Inspector LeGrasse, Johansen and the other unfortunates as they discover the truth about The Great Old Ones and their dreaming master, Great Cthulhu.
The illustrations are spot-on, both in capturing Seuss’ visionary style and in cleverly illustrating this retelling of Lovecraft’s classic tale.
Naturally, in the retelling in this way, the story loses an amount of its eldritch horror edge, but if you’re the kind of parent I am, you’ll wish for this book to stealthily introduce your children (and your nieces and nephews) to the wonders of Lovecraftian horror.
I’ll not spoil your fun any further, suffice it to say that, in the words of Australian music personality, Molly Meldrum, you ought to “do yourself a favour” and get yourself a copy of this book. Even if you DON’T have children.
Right now, the book isn’t available through Amazon. You can order it direct from the publisher.