"A hoot of a book..."

Some books are written to be read aloud to an audience of children, and The Dread Crew definitely fits into this category. A rollicking, rowdy hoot of a book ... there are identifiable characters for both boys and girls, and humor akin to Roald Dahl at his most satirically anti-establishment.

Illustrations are detailed and lovingly rendered, but the humorous, evocative language creates its own word pictures. The Dread Crew's very words echo Goldman’s The Princess Bride. Purchase multiple copies of this book because demand will be strong, and I’ll be very surprised if it doesn’t end up in the round of honors books at the end of the year.

~ Lois Rubin Gross (Children's Literature)