Since you probably have plenty on your mind this weekend (all 33 cousins and their pets are stampeding your house and they're hungry), I'll keep this post short.
Recently a friend of mine got to meet the author Neil Gaiman and I was extremely jealous. I've just finished listening to his book Coraline on my ipod. And I loved it. In my opinion, it's a great story for kids eleven and up. The books was much better than the movie. Also in my opinion, Neil Gaiman is a master storyteller. I happened to find this terrific video of him giving the most important writing tip of all: