Elliot and Leslie discover the world’s strangest inventions were all created by a team of extremely unusual engineers at a top secret laboratory—right there in the middle of town. Who knew?

The novel is a collaboration with the special effects firm,  Framestore, who are responsible for eye-popping weirdness in Guardians of the GalaxyWhere the Wild Things Are, the Harry Potter films—and the fabulous artwork in this book.


Here’s the book trailer, produced by the wonderful people at Framestore:



“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

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

“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

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


And don’t forget the sequel, Gobbled by Ghorks, in which the weirdness continues!