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Once Upon a Time...Little Delirium was lost. Her protector and favorite puppy Barnabas searched the waking world for his tiny princess to no avail. Now, Barnabas must travel to the strange and unlikely realms of each of the Endless to see if Delirium's siblings have seen their missing sister...For years fans have demanded to see more of Jill Thompson's Little Endless, theOnce Upon a Time...Little Delirium was lost. Her protector and favorite puppy Barnabas searched the waking world for his tiny princess to no avail. Now, Barnabas must travel to the strange and unlikely realms of each of the Endless to see if Delirium's siblings have seen their missing sister...For years fans have demanded to see more of Jill Thompson's Little Endless, the diminutive versions of the characters from Neil Gaiman's award-winning SANDMAN series, and now their dreams are answered.This special edition hardcover features Jill Thompson's original sketches and the secret history of the Little Endless....

Title : The Little Endless Storybook
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ISBN : 9781401204280
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 56 Pages
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The Little Endless Storybook Reviews

  • Airiz C
    2019-04-22 16:03

    Two word: Cuteness overload. Apparently, Jill Thompson's diminutive editions of Morpheus and Death that first appeared in The Parliament of Rooks had a huge following. I heard that lots of fans demanded to see all the Endless in their "chibi" goodness, and Thompson granted all their wishes in this little storybook.Obviously it's a kid's book--they didn't even mention Death's name!--so it would be a tad criminal to point out its lack of depth concomitant with the graphic novel series. That also explains the being OOC (out of character) of the Endless save Del herself. The story's rather hackneyed maybe, but it's definitely something that a child would appreciate. I'd say it falls under my umbrella of good bedtime stories, one that I'd read to my future kid when he/she's still too young to understand the standard series. No reason to deprive the future generation of good literature, right? :PAnyway, the story's about Delirium who thinks she lost her dog--Barnabas--when it truth it's the other way around. A portion of the story reminds me of a book I read back when I was in gradeschool, the one with the owl who's too scared to sleep because there are moving lumps beneath his blanket (it turns out that the lumps are his own feet). Liked it. :)

  • Fiona
    2019-04-10 08:58

    A wonderfully-illustrated and very cute storybook for children, or teen goths who are more attracted to the 'look' of Jill Thompson's work on The Sandman series by Neil Gaiman than appreciative of the philosphy, mythology and fable embedded in one of the greatest, most profound and sophisticated fantasy graphic-novel series' ever created.

  • Dan
    2019-03-29 13:00

    Being that the characters are Gaiman's Endless I expected this to be a comic not a kids book. Not at all what I had anticipated.

  • Otherwyrld
    2019-04-08 11:13

    It's cute and easy to read, but I don't think I would call it a children's book.

  • PurplyCookie
    2019-04-19 09:10

    "Once upon a time, in an ice-cream-colored realm, there lived a tiny princess named Delirium..."And so starts the very endearing story of the youngest of Gaiman's The Endless who thought that she has "losted" her puppy Barnabas or as she is now calling him: "Mr. Losty MacLosty". If you're a Deliriophile, this will rock your candy-colored inside-out boat made of popsicle sticks as you try out words that are "particularly crispy on the tongue, like twinkle and citrus." Barnabas started searching for little Del and his search for her leads him to the realms of her siblings, who award him with vague advice and a charm from each of them. The story is funny and appealing in itself, yet it incorporates enough insider jokes to gratify Sandman fans. Jill Thompson has managed to stay true to the feeling of the world of the Sandman comics, but at the same time produce a warm, cute fairy tale. A few pages at the end of the book are dedicated to explaining how the stories came about and relaying a few tidbits about the Little Endless dolls and figures.Book Details: Title The Little Endless StorybookAuthor Jill Thompson; Neil Gaiman (Consultant)Reviewed By Purplycookie

  • Luiza Salazar
    2019-03-29 16:04

    It might seem a little too much to give 5 stars to a children's picture book, but why not? I love the story, I think it's super cute and I love any opportunity I have of seeing the Endless all together.The illustrations are so beautiful, I wish there were hundreds more like this book. I also wish I had a kid, because this would allow me to introduce him to Sandman. I love children's books and this one is a must have if you like art and are a fan of Sandman.

  • Gieliza
    2019-04-07 15:10

    5 stars! So very cute! I want Little Endless plushies haha.

  • Janina
    2019-04-06 16:16

    very adorable and enjoyable! I love the little versions of the Endless as interpreted by Jill Thompson. :) I'm definitely wanting to see more of this!

  • Sandra
    2019-03-28 16:00

    Despite the cuteness I was expecting something more deep and subtle underneath.

  • Julia
    2019-03-30 12:20

    While I much prefer Gaiman's Endless, Jill THompson's version of the Endless are adorable. The artwork is beyond cute, the story is simple and easy to follow. A good read for those who might be too young for Gaiman's stories.

  • Michaela Priddy
    2019-04-25 16:17

    What can I say? This book was so cute and made me smile alot. :) It's just adorable with just enough references for the fans to recognize from the original Sandman series!

  • Will Cooper
    2019-04-11 12:10

    Very simple, cute story. Mainly for children, but one of the good ones.

  • Dony Grayman
    2019-04-14 09:27

    Tomo 1 ¿de 2? de los Libros de cuentos de los Pequeños Eternos de Jill Thompson.

  • Feather Mista
    2019-04-10 09:00

    Una pequeña belleza mucho menos eterna de lo que me gustaría.

  • Ksenia (vaenn)
    2019-04-11 14:06

    Несподівано вималювався сезон дрібнофанатського читання - мене переслідують сиквели, вбоквели та розширення світів. Оця крихітка - чудово намальована книжка-картинка про те, як маленька принцеса загубилася, і дуже відповідальний песик героїчно шукає хазяйку у королівствах її старших братів-сестер, куди дуже непросто дістатися. Песика звати Барнабас, а принцеску - Деліріум, і серед старших сіблінгів у малої є Dream, Death, Destiny - уся чудова сімейка родом із одного відомого всесвіту. Акварельно-няшний "Сендмен" для найменших - це дещо дуже несподіване, але неймовірно миле. І це для дорослих читачів тут кошик із великодніми яйцями, а для менших - симпатична історія про дружбу, відданість та хоробрість.

  • Heider Carlos
    2019-04-09 12:25

    História curiosa: três anos atrás fui numa leitura de contos pelo Gaiman, em Londres. Do lado de fora havia um casal sentado conversando. Reconheci na hora o homem: Dave Mckean, capista de Sandman. Cheio de vergonha fui lá e pedi um autografo. Tenho um Sandman desenhado por ele. Mas me arrependo de não ter um autografo da mulher que reconheci o visual mas não o nome: Jill Thompson, uma das melhores ilustradoras da série Sandman.A primeira vez que eu li as histórias da Jill Thompson eu as achei bobas. Infantis e simples demais para o que eu estava acostumado com Sandman. Mas me tornei um grande fã de suas aquarelas. Li quase todas (ou será todas? tenho que verificar) as edições de Beasts of Burden. E quando Os Pequenos Perpétuos entraram em promoção comprei duas edições: uma pra mim e uma pra minha afilhada de cinco anos.Relendo acabei me surpreendendo. Acho que gostei mais do que minha afilhada gostará. A leveza das ilustrações (Desespero está incrível!) e a história que não leva a lugar nenhuma mais refresca acabam combinando muito bem. Talvez a tradução seja um pouco truncada para uma criança ler, talvez o original seja assim também, não sei. Mas fora isso Os Pequenos Perpétuos é um livro impecável, impresso em boa qualidade e de capa dura.É, claro, mais recomendado aos fãs de Sandman. Em especial aos fãs de Sandman que convivem com crianças pequenas e que querem certos incentivos para que as crianças tenham mais chance de se tornar fãs de Sandman no futuro.

  • Ea Solinas
    2019-04-09 08:03

    One of the most brilliant things that Neil Gaiman ever produced was the Endless, a ruling family of embodied forces -- Dream, Despair, Desire, Delirium, Destruction, Destiny and Death.But have you ever imagined what they would look like as chibi figures?Me neither. But apparently Jill Thomas has, which resulted in charmingly oddball picture books aimed at children, starring teeny pumpkin-headed versions of the Endless we know and love (or, in some cases, hate). Obviously "The Little Endless Storybook" is a light marshmallow puff compared to Gaiman's darker, more mature stories, but it's still very cute.The story focuses on Barnabas, a little dog who takes care of the flighty, flaky Delirium in her psychedelic realm. But when he leaves her alone for a few minutes, Delirium vanishes -- and Barnabas is unable to find his charge. Even worse, a mysterious Thing is following him wherever he goes.So he decides to ask Delirium's various siblings if they know where she is, and finds himself on a quest through the various realms of the Endless -- the weird world of Dream, the squishy red domain of Desire, the grey mirrored realm of Despair, the hilltop of Destruction, the mazed garden of Destiny, and Death's very pink living room. Will he find his acid-haired charge? And why do the Endless keep giving him charms?One thing that does confuse me a little is who "The Little Endless Storybook" is aimed at. Jill Thompson's art and writing are clearly aimed at children... but those children will probably not have read the Sandman books or heard of the Endless before.Quibbles aside, Thompson's story is really quite charming -- her artwork is bright and colorful, depicting the Endless as little punkin-headed chibis with big eyes and little stumpy limbs. Each one is easily identifiable (Desire looks like a polished K.D. Lang, Death wears a giant ankh and has spiky black hair, Dream has smudges for eyes and a giant black robe), and she manages to include them all in Barnabas' quest.Barnabas is a rather cute dog character, with the usual preoccupations that a dog has (including keeping an eye on Delirium). And Thompson weaves together his quest with the Thing following him in a clever and logical manner, especially when his quest is finally over."The Little Endless Storybook" is a charming kids' story, full of bright glimpses of the Endless chibis and their wildly different realms. A fun item for little kids and Sandman collectors.

  • Natália Cocchia
    2019-04-25 14:28

    coisinha mais fofa do mundo. Pequeno Sandman da vontade de por num potinho e carregar por ai. Ja quero pelúcias e chaveiros ❤❤❤

  • Luciana Darce
    2019-04-16 10:27

    Sendo uma fã incondicional de tudo o que tem a ver com Sandman, eu conhecia o nome da Jill Thompson e já tinha visto suas versões dos Pequenos Perpétuos. Estive várias vezes a ponto de encomendar esses dois volumes em inglês. Felizmente, a Panini relançou ambos com pouco menos de um mês de diferença e eu não tive dúvidas em fazê-lo se juntar a minha coleção.Em Os Pequenos Perpétuos, a princesa Delírio se perdeu e Barnabás, seu cão guardião, sai a procurá-la pelos reinos dos irmãos dela. Já A Festa de Delírio traz a caçula dos Perpétuos decidida a fazer sua irmã Desespero sorrir. Em ambas as aventuras, os resultados são um tanto ambíguos – mas nada que faça Delírio ou Barnabás desistirem de seus objetivos.As duas histórias são curtinhas, divertidas e uma verdadeira overdose de fofura. O texto simples combina com o colorido delirante dos delírios de Delírio – e traz à tona um lado mais ingênuo e doce de uma obra que, originalmente, é extremamente carregada de sombras.Thompson atende ao fã de Sandman com o resgate de personagens favoritos e ligeiras piscadelas de piadas internas. Mas é também uma ótima iniciação à mitologia de Gaiman, inclusive para os pequenos – afinal, nunca é cedo demais para começar a apreciar boas histórias!

  • Tita
    2019-04-06 16:14

    Siapapun yg sudah mengenal seri Sandman-nya Neil Gaiman, pasti sudah akrab dengan "The Endless". Jill Thompson, salah seorang illustrator seri Sandman, mengembangkan cerita dan karakter tujuh kakak-beradik The Endless ini dalam sebuah buku terpisah: The Little Endless Storybook.Di buku ini, para Endless digambarkan masih bocah, dengan gaya Manga. Kisahnya berawal dengan terpisahnya Delirium, si bungsu dari The Endless, dari anjing pengawalnya, Barnabas, yg juga masih seekor 'puppy'. Berlanjut dengan misi Barnabas mencari Delirium dengan mengunjungi kakak2 Del, satu persatu (Destruction, Destiny, Despair, Desire, Dream dan Death).Cerita yg sederhana ini cocok dengan gaya ilustrasi Jill, yg dibuat seperti untuk buku cerita anak2 ("Recommended for mature readers" tercantum di cover belakang buku). Dari keseluruhan, yang paling menonjol adalah kualitas garis dan warna yang cemerlang, hidup, dan sangat bermain.Di satu sisi, gaya yg sangat berbeda, yg ditawarkan buku ini, mungkin disambut dengan sangat baik oleh penggemar seri Sandman yg sekaligus juga penggemar Manga. Di sisi lain, para penggemar Sandman yg kurang suka dengan gaya Manga, mungkin kurang berminat terhadap buku ini.

  • Arminzerella
    2019-04-05 14:05

    This is based on Neil Gaiman’s Sandman characters/graphic novels , and there are, supposedly, a lot of inside jokes if you’re familiar with the series (which I’m not, really – I’ve only read one of them). Jill Thompson has taken the dark characters and morphed them into little, sunny, chibi versions of themselves (their personalities have gone all childlike as well). It’s a little weird to see them all looking so cute. This particular story is about how Delirium and her guardian dog, Barnabas, lose one another. Barnabas goes on a quest to find Delirium and he must visit all of her siblings, who each give him a charm to help control her once he does find her. Meanwhile, Delirium is convinced that she must find Barnabas (so they’re sort of circling one another the whole time). Once Barnabas and Delirium are reunited, he uses the charms to make a collar for Delirium, so he can keep her on a leash! Cute and silly with rich, full-color illustrations. Fans of Jill Thompson’s work will want to check this out.

  • Paul
    2019-04-10 14:59

    OK, let me see if I remember them allThe Endless: Death, Dream, Destiny, Destruction, Desire, Despair, Delirium :-)Once upon a time, Neil Gaiman created a graphic novel called Sandman, which was about Dream in the above list.When Gaiman left Sandman to pursue his writing carreer, it was decided at DC/Vertigo, that no other writer would write any new stories of the Endless... of course that didn't last long and the Endless started popping up in other DC and Vertigo books before long.Dream, however, seemed to be the exception. We've hardly seen anything with him sonce Gaiman left. I think he's "threatened" DC that should Dream be written by any other writer than him, he would never, ever write another Dream story again.Happilly for us, Gaiman will be returning to the world of Dream in 2013.Now the Little Endless does feature Dream and the rest of the Endless as written as beautifully illustrated by Jill Thompson (YAY!). With Neil Gaiman's apparent blessing.The Little Endless are a fun twist on the Endless and hopefully Mz. Thompson will grace us with more in the future.

  • Nura
    2019-04-11 14:06

    What an endless family... Barnabas lost his master, Lady Delirium. In order to find her, he come to her older brother, Destruction, whom like to paint. and he looked like a girl to me. but she wasn't with him, so barnabas went to her other brother, Destiny, a grim reaper minus his schyte. but he said, delirium is not lost, maybe she's with her sister, Despair. So barnabas went to asked her, but the squat sister told him, that her younger sister wasn't with her either. Then Barnabas went to her master's other brother, Desire, who suggest Barnabas went to his other brother to look for her. Barnabas then went to see Dream, who ruled the Dreaming, but with no avail. btw, he's my fave so far... the journey ended when Barnabas ask Delirium's oldest sister where she is. guess where Delirium is? You'll be laugh out loud if you do know. And I still couldn't figure out what her oldest sister's name is.

  • Nicole Field
    2019-03-31 11:28

    The same person who is trying to promote my reading of graphic novels by giving me those set in the Buffy universe also gave me this little picture book set in Neil Gaiman's Sandman universe. It's a cute little tale that follows little Delirium through getting lost and being found by her dog companion who goes through the effort of talking to Delirium's six siblings (also younger in age for this book) along the way. There isn't any particular need for familiarity with these characters from the Sandman universe, although I suppose there would be added enjoyment there for people who have.The illustrations deserve to be mentioned as they were just as much a part of this book as the writing, and they were both stunning and a joy to look at. There's also a short section in the back for the creation that went into parts of this book for people who are interested in that.

  • Mel
    2019-04-23 16:10

    I have always thought the Little Endless were adorable (I've owned a mini Delirium for years) and it was nice to finally find a copy of the story books. They are definitely storybooks and not comics, but that's ok. The art is really lovely. I honestly can't say if they'd make sense as proper children's books, while very much in the style of kids books I think they are more aimed at grown ups who've read the comics than kids. That said I'm sure there are many kids out there whose parents have read these to them! The story is simple and doesn't make a huge ammount of sense. But is a good excuse for pretty pictures. Unfortunately as it was all about Delirium being lost she wasn't in it much, and she's my favourite. So I will have to get a copy of the next one which hopefully she'll be in more!

  • Stephan
    2019-04-12 14:11

    The Endless from Neil Gaimans Sandman series feature in one of the most adorable and cute storybooks I've ever read. Deliriums gone missing and it's up to her dog, Barnabas, to make sure she is found again.Barnabas goes on a quest to find Deliriums siblings. Destruction, Desire, Destiny, Dream, Despair and Death. Has any one seen his little princess?The pictures are beautiful watercolours and the text reminds of children books. Except that Barnabas' lines are quite grown up from time to time.

  • Jaimie
    2019-04-25 12:05

    Thompson's delightful little adventure through the realms of the Endless to reunite Delerium and her puppy Barnabous is highly entertaining and absolutely adorable! It really doesn't get much cuter than the chibi versions of the Endless, and I'm really glad that Jill thompson took her accidental sketches into an entire book (now two). Sure, the plotline is a little trite and childish, but it's actually pretty good as a proper children's story (even though I'm sure that the actual audience is adult fans of the Sandman series).

  • Luciana Frazão
    2019-04-26 16:05

    Since my niece was born just over a year now, I decided includ more children's books on my bookshelf. Some of this type of books I have fresh in my memory of the time when I read stories to children from an orphanage in my town, for example Guess How much I love you and Old Pig and I remember how the children were fascinated with the illustrations... So, as a Neil Gailman's fan I couldn't be more happy with this book! The Endless are presented in the most sweet way and all the things that make us like Sandman are there for my niece, for me and for anyone, in a great story.

  • Natalia Rox
    2019-04-04 13:59

    I am still slowly making my way through Vol. 1 of Absolute Sandman so when my boyfriend handed me the little endless storybook i was immediately drawn to dream and death in minature form. The drawings are "awww" worthy and the story is really fun. Barnabas the puppy is a great character and I loved the conclusion. I won't spoil anything, but the Thing was my favorite part. Please find a copy and read at your earliest convenience.

  • Sophie Brown
    2019-03-30 10:09

    Ok so the story isn't exactly Dickens or anything, but this book is a great way for me to share characters that I love and have read about for years with my two year old. It will be a long time before he's ready for the really adult content of the actual Sandman series, but with this I can feel like I'm sharing part of my life with him that I wouldn't be able to otherwise. I will definitely be buying the second book in this series for us to share.