I would like to state from the outset that writers are serious people who do not hang around phoning up their friends in Brooklyn and asking them to design small versions of imaginary near-extinct animals.

Having established that, I’m quite excited to reveal the early production stages of an actual genuine real live stuffed Eck.

His maker is not Bob, but an excellent and highly talented costume designer by the name of Nicholas Godlee. (Yes, Godlee. I swear I don’t make this stuff up. Though now that I think of it, I do make quite a lot of it up. But not the Nicholas Godlee bit.)

Nick’s costume credits include amazing musicals like The Lion King and Wicked, and he worked on the film The Matrix, which makes him one of the most authentically cool people I know. His willingness to take on the highly technical job of creating a near-extinct non-existent animal has endeared him to me forever, and I urge you to get your orders in soon. At the moment, each Eck is valued at about £10million, but we’re working very hard to get a better deal on the felt.

I’m hoping to have some ready for sale in the not too distant future, and of course you’ll have to have a massive supply of food for your Eck so perhaps it’s best to start shopping now. My mother, in her infinite wisdom, is very excited about the idea of Easter Ecks.

(Nicholas Godlee. I kid you not.)


14 thoughts on “There will soon be an Eck.

  1. erica 7 years ago

    i’ve heard it’s best not to let one’s mother get near one’s eck.

  2. raych 7 years ago

    For the traditional Easter Eck Hunt?

    1. Meg Rosoff 7 years ago

      Your brain works like lightning, Raych.

  3. Antony John 7 years ago

    My kids think it’s super cute. Ecksellent work.

  4. Martin 7 years ago

    Ooh ‘eck!

    1. Meg Rosoff 7 years ago

      Yours will be live, witch.

  5. Ruth 7 years ago

    Make sure he makes the eck taste nasty! You don’t want to extinct the species AGAIN, will you?

  6. Kirsten Baron 7 years ago

    Fantastic! That’s Christmas sorted. Probably not this Christmas, but still. Actually….is it ok for a Buddhist to use the celebration of the birth of the god to distribute toys based on a blasphemous novel written by a Jewish American? Best not tell anyone.

  7. Gail 7 years ago

    Inspired, no doubt, by Gorey’s Doubtful Guest?

  8. YJ Riverstone 7 years ago

    The Eck in the book was awsome 🙂
    I can picture hundreds of poundsworth in Eck merchendise.
    Like a desk top toy 😀

    1. YJ Riverstone 7 years ago

      I cannot denie, i am very excited about the Eck 😀
      By the way, i have taken your advice from the talk you gave in Oxford, and i am reading the Giver, so thankyou!

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