Ginger Nuts of Horror
OK I might be stretching the horror remit of this website a little bit in reviewing this rather splendid little children’s book, but here goes.
This charming tale of a little mouse, who after reading only the first part of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein decides to create a friend made out of socks and buttons. Silly little mouse she should have read the whole book, she would realised that the book ended in tragedy. And so her creation Doodeedoo is formed, and much like the source material he initially feels lost and alone, well wouldn't you if you were made out of socks and buttons, especially as it is not made clear if they are clean or not. Imagine going through life smelling of dirty socks.
This being a children’s book don't go into it expecting lots of death and chucking of kids into lakes, of course all is made well and Doodeedoo finds peace with himself and makes a friend for life.
Told in rhyme Doodeedoo is lovely little tale that will keep your young ones entertained. Lovingly Illustrated throughout this is a perfect bedtime read. If you want to make the book even more special then do what I did and go for the audiobook version of it, narrated by Chris Barnes. Chris has one of those made for TV Scottish voices, imagine that bloke for Coast crossed with Ewan Mcgregor. His narration adds a lovely lilt to an already lovely story.