Walmart, Amazon and Target are hawking A Children’s Book of Demons to kids as young as 5.
Hiding behind the label “paranormal parody,” the book contains the names and sigils of demonic entities and teaches little children how to summon the demons.
Note: Sigils are symbols used in magic or the pictorial signatures of angels and demons.
The book is published by Canadian publisher Koyama Press. The author of the book is a Canadian illustrator and occultist named Aaron Leighton, whose Facebook profile picture is his black cat, Darien, in a witch’s pointed hat:
This is the link to the book on Walmart: https://www.walmart.com/search/?query=A%20Children%E2%80%99s%20Book%20of%20Demons&cat_id=3920
This is the link to the book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=A+Children%27s+Book+of+Demons&link_code=qs&sourceid=Mozilla-search&tag=mozilla-20
This is what Amazon says about the book:
Don’t want to take out the trash tonight? Maybe you’re swimming in homework? Perhaps that big bully is being a real drag? Well grab your coloured pencils and sigil drawing skills and dial up some demons! This paranormal parody is filled to the brim with funny spirits more silly than scary!
- Age Range: 5 – 10 years
- Grade Level: Kindergarten – 5
- Paperback: 48 pages
- Publisher: Koyama Press (July 16, 2019)
About the Author
Aaron Leighton is an award-winning illustrator and art director, as well as a fan of all things occult. His first book with Koyama Press, Spirit City Toronto, was published in 2010. Aaron lives in Toronto, ON and spends his free time wrestling with a black cat.
Here are some reviews of the book:
“Leighton’s renderings of the multieyed, multiarmed, sharp-toothed demons are outlandish without being creepy, and the creative concept will likely inspire some readers to create demons of their own.” ― Publishers Weekly
“I wish I had this book when I was a child, warding off the creeps and crawlies underneath my bed, unaware that with the right guidance I could’ve been harnessing their supernatural powers for my own benefit!” ― John Martz, author of Burt’s Way Home and Evie and the Truth About Witches
Below is a reader’s one-star review of the book:
This is purely Satanic. What kind of children’s book teaches kids to summon demons and write sigils? This is degeneracy it’s fullest form and it makes me sick that this is even allowed on the selves of ANY store.
Want to know what makes it worse? It teaches kids the original Greek, Hebrew and Egyptian names of these malicious demons… keep your kids away from this book and if they get their hands on it somehow BURN IT!!!!
Although Target did offer the book, they seem to have removed it. If you go to https://www.target.com/p/a-children-s-book-of-demons-by-aaron-leighton-hardcover/-/A-76619196, you get this message:
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UPDATE (January 17, 2020)
On December 11, 2019, the International Association of Exorcists released a statement warning that A Children’s Book of Demons dangerously normalizes satanism by tricking children into thinking the occult is a game, and eventually leads one to devil worship, “causes them to lose their identity and to be morally, psychologically and spiritually destroyed.” (Crux)
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