… the “Little Endless” – childlike versions of the characters from Sandman? In Delirium’s Party* by Jill Thompson, Delirium wants to cheer up her sister Despair. She decides to throw a big party and invite all of their siblings.
Delirium thinks of everything – cake, presents, party hats, and more! Nobody can make a party wilder than the personification of delirium. Unfortunately, Despair is just not made for cheerfulness. A twist at the end makes everyone content, if not truly happy.
Jill Thompson’s quirky, colorful artwork works wonderfully with this story. When Delirium put on her thinking cap and “Thinked, Thunked, and Thoughtededed,” the picture of her wearing a hat with feathers, flowers, buttons, organ pipes, pencils, and light bulbs is perfect. The story is light-hearted, but keeps the essential feel of Neil Gaiman’s characters.
* The previous book about these characters is The Little Endless Storybook.
Reviewed by Fran (staff)