"Like Dillweed, Heide and Ellis have worked a little black magic. Together, they've conjured up a delightful tale of revenge. And empowerment. As wickedly fun as Gorey, Dahl, or Belloc"—Lane Smith "The story is unnerving, the characters are unpleasant, and the artwork is unsettling. I am going to read this book again and again."—Lemony Snicket
"Well-deserved woe unto adults who do Dillweed wrong!...His parents are off voyaging, and he's poetically jealous: 'Dillweed liked to go places. He liked to have adventures. He liked to have a good time. His parents went places. His parents had adventures. His parents had a good time. The parents. Not Dillweed'...Good, macabre fun."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Carson Ellis, with her signature palate and line character, has created an utterly charming set of illustrations for this remarkable book."—The Huffington Post
"Young lovers of Gaiman and Gorey will relish the gruesome fun of this parental cautionary tale."—The Bulletin
About the Author
Florence Parry Heide is an award-winning author of more than a hundred children's books, including the Treehorn series, illustrated by Edward Gorey, and Princess Hyacinth (The Surprising Tale of a Girl Who Floated), illustrated by Lane Smith. She lives in Kenosha, Wisconsin.