Today would have been Edward Gorey's 88th birthday.
Even Google has chosen to celebrate with the doodle:
Edward Gorey is the true master of the macabre.
One of my all time favorite books, albeit quite macabre, is his book:
The Gashlycrumb Tinies: or, After the Outing
First published in 1963, this book tells the tale of 26 children (each name beginning with a different letter of the alphabet) and recounts the gory and untimely demise of each one.
This book is sarcastic, morbid, macabre and GOREY. It is wonderful!!
(albeit maybe not really a book to read aloud with your small child)