A Lombard Alchemist Tale
Aldo is a five-year-old who always gets his way. When he doesn't, bad things happen. So when he wakes up his father at 3AM on Sunday and demands a giraffe--in spite of the fact that giraffes do not live in the high desert in the middle of winter--his father grudgingly takes him on a giraffe-hunting safari.
Unfortunately, his parents know nothing about the source of Aldo's will power, and would be shocked to discover that his chief ally is a demon-posessed rat with an agenda of its own involving a toy giraffe from a creepy little pawnshop way out on the edge of nowhere.