Books  |  Jan 30, 2012

Stitch Head picked for 2012 Richard and Judy Children's Book Club

Stitch Head by Guy Bass is one of ten titles chosen by Richard & Judy for their eponymous Kids’ book club, run in association with WH Smith. Other titles on the list for the book club include Philip Pullman’s Northern Lights and Henry Winkler’s Hank Zipzer: The World's Greatest Underachiever and the Crazy Classroom Cascade.

The book opens in the maze-like dungeons of Castle Grotteskew where the frightfully insane Professor Erasmus conducts his bizarre experiments on living things. His very first creation has long been forgotten - a small, almost-human creature, known only as Stitch Head. Poor Stitch Head has spent years vying for attention amongst a menagerie of freakish monsters. When a travelling circus ringmaster, Fulbert Freakfinder, promises to make him a star, Stitch Head wonders whether there is another life for him. But first he has to catch the professor's latest creation - a monstrous three-armed creature that's just smashed its way to freedom...

The next book in the Stitch Head series, The Pirate's Eye, will be published by Stripes in April this year.