“Stunning…a bit like if you took Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Monsters Inc. and shoved them in a TARDIS.”

Buzz Feed

“The creatures are a giggle-inducing example of an imagination run wild.”

Associated Press

“Gorgeously gruesome…a little gold mine of weird ideas.”

The Globe & Mail

“A literal creature feature, with plenty of cinematic and digital spinoff potential.”

Kirkus Reviews

“Weston excels at creature character development, and his imagination is in enjoyable overdrive”

Quill and Quire

“The language is fun, the mood slightly macabre, and the imagination explosive.”

This is Infamous

“Though this delightful novel is intended for kids in the third through seventh grades, anybody with a heart will enjoy it.”

Library Journal

“All the humour, wisdom, mystery, adventure and fantasy with which Robert Paul Weston so effortlessly imbues his stories.”

CanLit for Little Canadians

“The Creature Department is sure to appeal to those middle graders who like a lot of silliness, a bit of rickum ruckery, and a giggle of grossness.”

NY Journal of Books

“A feast for the imagination… The Creature Department is a whimsical, creeptastic tale that readers old and young will love.”


“Weston’s characters are all distinct, well developed, and most importantly, fun…Buy it: In fact, buy two: one for you and one for the young reader you know who wants to make reality a little more extraordinary.”

Bookshelf Bombshells

“Rapidly paced, Weston’s writing is awash in quick wit and clever conversations.”

University of Manitoba Library Association

“Filled with wonder and populated by strange beings. In other words, it’s pretty frickin’ great.”


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