This clever picture book tells the story of Dexter Bexley, a boy with lots of good ideas, who runs into an ominous looking beast one day while riding his scooter. Of course, the beast's first thought is to quickly gobble him up, but Dexter Bexley and his big ideas not only save the day, but lead to some great adventures with a new friend. What I really like about this book is that it teaches in a very subtle manner the power of good ideas and creative solutions. It also stands up very well to multiple readings. I can't even begin to count how many times I have read this book, and I still haven't thought about hiding it behind the couch!