Saturday, 26 November 2011

Scarlett Dedd by Cathy Brett

Meet Scarlett Dedd. Scarlett is absolutely mortified (in more ways than one) to discover that she's accidentally killed herself trying to get out of a school trip. Even worse, she's taken her entire family with her! Left in limbo, bored to death, and fearing her friendless state is terminal, an ominous idea pops into Scarlett's head. Can Scarlett really execute her grim plan? Or will it turn out to be a fatal and very messy mistake?

Release Date (according to the Netgalley page) 14th August 2012. But it's actually been out since September 2010 (according to Amazon)

I love the artwork in this and the story is great. The characters are funny, and the book is written in a hodge podge of styles. There are some blog entries from Scarlett's blog, Scar Departed, also some chat room entries from Ghool Kool, which I gather is a chat room for dead people. There's also some proper written story bits and lots of awesome illustrations.

Cathy Brett writes and illustrates the book, and does so in a hilarious manner. Scarlett accidentally kills her family while trying to get out of a school trip, and quickly realises that being dead with no friends is boring. So, rather than try and make new dead friends, she decides to try and make her old friends dead. This book is Scarlett and her friend's tale of everything that happens.

Well worth a read and, as I already said, the artwork is fab.

Doesn't the mum kind of remind you of Violet from the Incredibles? She's one of my favourite Disney Pixar characters.

Book Depository: Scarlett Dedd
Amazon UK: Scarlett Dedd

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