A light-hearted picture book with charming art. Revolving about Julia, whose house (on a turtle's back) just settled by a seashore. In retrospect, I don't think her age is quite determined in the book. . . .
Anyway, alone by the sea, she finds it too quiet. So she hangs out a sign from her workshop -- the book's title. And the lost creatures start to arrive. (I'm half-convinced that she has magical powers when she paints signs.) First a patchwork cat, then a troll, then more and more. . . and things are no longer quiet, at all. Straightening out complications takes quite a bit.
It was filed with the books for Halloween at the bookstore. Certainly it has monsters enough for children who don't want it too creepy. (Though I personally would recommend The Monster's Monster for those looking for a not too creepy Halloween book.)