Yeah, the title says it all:) A friend got me this for my birthday, and I can't thank her enough. This is officially the greatest thing ever: a children's book of the cutest, fluffiest eldritch horrors imaginable, and the cover even glows in the dark!
I've had an obsession with H. P. Lovecraft's work ever since I encountered his books in high school. They have it all; scary monsters, beautiful language, and a certain kind of feel to them, creeping dread mixed with a sense of wonder. Though they were written in the beginning of the 20th century, they still remain some of the scariest things I've ever read. Lovecraft's enduring popularity just goes to show that you don't need torture porn, graphic violence, or buckets of gore to make something scary.
But there is a lighter side to the Lovecraft fandom, that comes in the shape of Cthulhu plushes and Lovecraftian Christmas carols. This is a product of that branch of it, I think. Come on, what good be sweeter than the tale of a boy and his shoggoth?
Yup, I want a night-gaunt of my very own. Awww!
There's even a youtube video of a guy dressed as Lovecraft reading this to his kid. Check it out!