Take that Dick and Jane, childhood is not always sunny and filled with frolic and a dog named Spot.
At least in the hands of author and illustrator, Edward Gorey, in this ABC rhyming book that shows 26 children as they meet an untimely death.
I heard about this amazing children's book from a friend --- with whom I have shared giggles, chuckles and many a belly laugh.
Hard to find in a bookstore (I searched everywhere during the holidays), it can be ordered online.
It is a tiny book.
Less than half the size of an Anthropologie catalog.
But it packs a punch.
So warped. So twisted. So hilarious.
And the illustrations are amazing.