I received this book for a fair and honest review.
Overview: The town of Dunwich has a problem in the Whateleys. The young child, Wilbur, seems to have a strange aging rate. Not only that, but the animals, especially dogs, have a distaste for him. What is going on here.
Story Telling: What a cute way to introduce others to the works of H.P. Lovecraft. Ms. Rex and Ms. Bella have made “The Dunwich Horror” easy for children around nine-years-old to understand, and they don’t–as far as I know–destroy the original story.
Likes: The illustrations were amazing. While the story was simple, I could easily feel for the townsfolk.
Dislikes: I didn’t care much for the language used for the spells of the ‘Necronomicon.’ They were impossible for me to read out loud.
Favorite Character: My opinion is that Armitage was a brave man. He was willing to do the best that he could to help the villagers out.
Favorite Quote: This is what made me like Armitage. “As summertime came to an end he despaired, For terrors now lurked in the Miskatonic vale.”
Favorite Scene: The best part was when Armitage, Morgan, and Rice went on their stakeout.
Conclusion: I enjoyed this story. It was fun, and may be a little bit spooky. Take your child into consideration first. This one made my library.