Release Day Review: Stitch Head and the Pirate’s Eye

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Stitch Head and the Pirate’s Eye by Guy Bass

Age Range: 8-12

Series: Stitch Head #2

Genre: Fantasy/Science Fiction

Paperback: 208 pages

Publisher: Stripes (April 1, 2013)

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (thank you!)

Rating: 4 of 5 stars

About the Book:

Mad Professor Erasmus has long forgotten his first creation, Stitch
Head, leaving the lonely patchwork monster to take care of Castle
Grotteskew all by himself. But when the professor is kidnapped by crusty
pirates, Stitch Head decides to risk his almost-life to save his
creator. He’ll need a little help from his new friends, the Creature and
Arabella, to learn to embrace his inner pirate and sail the seven seas
in pursuit of his missing mentor.

Publisher Website

About the Author:

Guy Bass is an award-winning writer, author, and stuff. In 2010 he won
the Blue Peter Book Award for Most Fun Book With Pictures for Dinkin
Dings and the Frightening Things and has twice won the Portsmouth Book
Award (Shorter Novel) for his Dinkin Dings series. Guy grew up dreaming
of being a superhero—he even had a Spider-Man costume. The costume
doesn’t fit anymore, so Guy now contents himself with writing children’s
books and drawing the occasional picture. Guy lives in London with his
wife and no dog, yet.

Website

About the Illustrator:

Pete Williamson lives in a garden flat in
South London with his girlfriend. He has worked as a designer for an
animation company and also as a psychiatric nurse. Pete’s interests
include peculiar music, good books, and drinking too much coffee.

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My Thoughts:

My daughter loves this series! Even though the plot isn’t really new,
the fact that monsters are the characters make this story unique and
interesting.  When I told my daughter that a new Stitch Head book was
coming out, she couldn’t talk about anything else. She had to read it.

The combination of the monster and pirate themes in this installment is
fun and makes the story more interesting than it would have been
otherwise.  Stitch Head remains a sweet and likable protagonist while
Creature and Arabella add laughter and spice into the mix.

This is not the kind of book that I personally get excited about, but I
would definitely buy these books for my kids, especially if I could get a
box set.  Kids that enjoy “scary” themes will enjoy this series, and it
may be a good way to introduce a reluctant reader into the world of
books.


Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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