Grades 3 - 5
Grade level Equivalent: 3.6
Lexile® Measure: 710L
Guided Reading: T
- Comedy and Humor
- Horror and Supernatural
- Ghosts, Monsters, Vampires, Witches
- Feelings and Emotions
About This Book
Castle Grotteskew is home to the maddest scientist of them all. Professor Erasmus spends his days experimenting on living things, creating freakish monsters he soon grows tired of. Stitch Head is the story of his first and smallest creation. Long forgotten, long ignored, Stitch just wants to be noticed. More than anything, he wants to be appreciated…and even loved.
But that seems like an impossible dream. Poor Stitch has spent his entire life with the devilishly freakish monsters in Professor Erasmus' dungeon. Just when he thinks he'll remain forgotten forever — too small for anyone to notice, too homely to love — he meets Fulbert, the ringmaster of a traveling freak show. Has Stitch's luck finally changed? Could he really become a star? Maybe. But there's the small (make that giant) matter of the Professor's latest creation: a terrifying monster that's on the loose.
Illustrated in an endearingly creepy style, this atmospheric novel would be frighteningly evil if its miniscule monster hero were not so obviously good.