The Wooden Doll That Came Alive This unauthorized Goosebumps parody provides a unique blend of nostalgia and dark comedy. While the series features children as the main characters, the books are, by no means, children’s books. The villains in the series will often be symbolic versions of greater issues, following themes of abuse, racism, alcoholism, and other real life monsters that haunt our children today. In our first installment, a wooden ventriloquist doll comes to life. Reader beware, you’re in for what may be something that is potentially scary!