THE DANGEROUS ALPHABET is wonderfully illustrated by the grim Gris Grimly. For the illustrations alone you should skip on over to your local library and take out a copy.
You and your kids will have great fun going over the quirky and darkly crafted drawings. Inside you will find all sorts of ruffian shenanigans and monsters as two children sneak past their father and go on an adventure beneath the city streets.
While the story is okay, it truly is the illustrations that shine here. It's unfortunate that Gaiman's words were not a little more magical to go along with Grimly's great pictures. Check out Gris Grimly's stuff right HERE.
BLUEBERRY GIRL really did nothing for me. The story is mediocre, never really giving this reader or listener that special feeling that comes from reading a truly magical children's book. Even the drawings by INSTRUCTIONS illustrator Charles Vess, failed to take me away.
I would probably pass on BLUEBERRY GIRL if you are looking for a children's book by Neil Gaiman.
Next up is another Neil Gaiman offering called THE WOLVES IN THE WALLS, illustrated by Dave McKean.