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Children's LiteratureEight-year-old Joey comes home to find the house all to himself—an exciting and scary concept to him. But he knows how to deal with any potential monsters inside by calling out into each shadowy room, "My brother Dan will be home soon; my brother Dan's Delicious!" Although sharp eyes can find possible monsters within the pages, such as wall portraits that seem to stare at Joey and mirrors with shadowy figures, the story itself will reassure the audience that all a monster needs is a mouth-watering distraction; like a tasty older brother. The soft evening colors in each full-page drawing throughout the book will lure children to sleep, as this is a perfect bedtime story to spark imaginations. The vocabulary used, while it appropriately fits the character's personality, may be a little advanced for its intended audience—another reason this book is great for reading to a child. 2003, Pelican Publishing Company, Ages 6 to 8.
— Cherie Ilg Haas