Plucker, by Brom
I do have to start off with one nitpick. The author of this book is primarily a visual artist, and it shows in the text. But… just wait till I tell you how this goes. A boogeyman from Africa has gotten into this little kids’ room. It’s picking off his toys one by one and eating their eyeballs, and when it’s done, it’s going to steal the kids’ soul. Lucky for them, the housekeeper moonlights as a voodoo priestess. She takes Jack in the Box (our hero), sews a snake heart into him, and sets him off on a mission of bloody vengeance. How cool is that?