Whenever people see The Amazing Dr. Ivyhook, they say to me, "Oh I see, so it's not really a childen's book, is it." Because it's a little bit sinister. But I think that's what makes it a good children's book. I think that, as children, we have the same capacity for dread, rapture, lust and rage that we do as adults. In fact, think that because we're such megalomaniacs as kids we can't temper those experiences with any sense that your experiences are shared. So every terror is born out of Darkness itself for you and you alone. And you don't yet think, "I'm a grain of sand on an endless beach," you're still the beach itself, and the sea and sky and screaming gulls.