Chris Riddell is consistently superb. I have three kids, 9, 5 and 18 months and we love everything he does. This is my 18 month old son's favourite book. He loves the page where Horatio is made in a cloud of magic and dust, and when Horatio is lost, he shouts 'Haysho! Haysho!' until he is found again! We've read it so much we have just had to order a new copy.
Horatio is a magical creature who appears from all the mess a small boy shovels under his bed. He creates magical worlds until one day, the boy's mother decides to clean under the bed and he has to find a new place to live.
A terrific story, with as ever, marvellous illustrations.