Author(s): STEVEN L. LAYNE
Ages 4-8. 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, Joey is just a delicious, defenceless 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?