A rather odd - but not bad - illustrated collection of short stories. The emphasis is on rather twisted tall-tale/fairytale type pieces. According to the publisher, the intended audience is "young adults first, all other adults second," - they're not children's stories, but they're mostly stories about children. I picked it up for Neil Gaiman's contribution, but several of the others were very well-done.
Introduction / Lemony Snicket
Small country / Nick Hornsby
Lars Farf, excessively fearful father and husband / George Saunders
Monster / Kelly Link
The contests at Cowlick / Richard Kennedy
Each sold separately / Jon Scieszka
Seymour's last wish / Sam Swope
Grimble / Clement Freud
Spoony-E & Spandy-3 vs. the Purple Hordes / James Kochalka
Sunbird / Neil Gaiman
The Aces phone / Jeanne DuPrau
The sixth borough / Jonathan Safran Foer.