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This issue's cover illustration by Tony Ross is from Francesca Simon's Horrid Henry and the Zombie Vampire. Thanks to Orion Children's Books for their help with this September cover.
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Mad Professor Erasmus spends his days in his laboratory in Castle Grotteskew breathing life into his monster-like creations. One such creation is the almost-human Stitch Head, the result of the professor’s very first experiment, made from bits and pieces and a patchwork of stitches. As Stitch Head watches from a lonely distance the making of yet another monster – soon to be known as the Creature – he sadly recalls how he, and he alone, was once the centre of attention and the only object of the professor’s friendship. Little does he realise that the Creature will be the trigger for an assortment of madcap adventures, bringing him face to face with the professor once again. Meanwhile, travelling circus ringmaster, Fulbert Freakfinder, begs him to leave his home for a travelling circus. Highly visual, this story is filled with slapstick humour while the characters are entertaining and varied and – in the case of Stitch Head and the Creature – endearing. Lively black and white drawings, elaborate chapter openings, jingly rhymes and varying font sizes add to the story’s cheerfulness.