Whirling winds wail through the scenes, and plenty of typographical pyrotechnics-crooked typesetting, large and small fonts, and occasional hand-lettering-add visual punch. Stimson's free-associating free-verse and bold use of an eclectic, alliterative vocabulary ("Is it a peculiar pendulum with a precarious pivot?") make this a fine read-aloud choice-at any hour of the day or night." -Publishers Weekly"
With illustrations that'll remind adults of a Tim Burton animation, and prose that feels like Seuss from the dark side, Stimson's Thirteen O'Clock definitely isn't a rehash of pumpkin path lore or silly gore. Oh no. It's so much more." -South Florida Sun-Sentinel