Scholastic Reading Counts! Selection
International Reading Association/Children’s Book Council Children’s Choices Selection
“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.”
“Galey’s colorful illustrations . . . convey without words the heartfelt relief found in the story’s happy ending.”
Joey has everything going for him: he’s smart, he’s finally eight (and a half), and his parents at last understand he’s old enough to be left at home alone until his older brother, Dan, comes home.
But maybe things aren’t as good as they seem. Joey is also everything monsters that enjoy pan-fried boys look for. To a monster, he is just a delicious, defenseless morsel.
Fortunately, Joey has the quick wit to convince the monster that is slobbering under the bed, lurking in the shadows by the back door, and whose stomach is growling in the basement that his brother, Dan, would make a more suitable meal. After all, Dan is not as smart as Joey, he’s bigger, and he eats all of his vegetables. What better boy-buffet could a monster ask for?
About the Author
Steven L. Layne is the director of the master of education in literacy program at Judson University in Elgin, Illinois, where he is also an associate professor of education and literature. He also serves as a national literacy consultant, featured author, and keynote speaker at conferences and workshops throughout the United States and Canada. He is the author of sixteen Pelican titles, including the International Reading Association/Children’s Book Council Children’s Choices selection The Teachers’ Night Before Christmas as well as Thomas’s Sheep and the Great Geography Test and The Principal’s Night Before Christmas.
About the Illustrator
Chuck Galey is the owner of Chuck Galey Illustration. He majored in graphic design and graduated from Mississippi State University. Galey contributes to magazines, corporations, and advertising clients nationwide and has illustrated more than thirty books, including SantaSaurus and Jazz Cats, also available from Pelican.
MY BROTHER DAN’S DELICIOUS
By Steven L. Layne
Illustrated by Chuck Galey
JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Siblings
JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
32 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
31 color illus.
Ages 5-8 Grades K-3