by Jennifer Allison
Illustrated by Michael Moran
Hardcover: 208 pages – ages 6+
Published by Dial on September 12, 2013
Daniel Loomis has the world’s worst little brother (Iggy). Iggy always breaks Daniel’s toys and he is VERY annoying and he is always getting into Daniel’s stuff. When Daniel meets a new kid next door named Alistair, Daniel is happy because he thinks he can spend more time over at his new friend’s house and avoid being around Iggy. Well it turns out that Alistair is actually an alien and Iggy eats some bug DNA from Alistair’s backpack. Iggy ends up getting super powers from the DNA and now Iggy’s SUPER strong, SUPER powerful and SUPER annoying! What is Daniel going to do?
I think this is a pretty funny read. Ms. Allison really gets the relationship between Daniel and Iggy. The brothers are so totally believable (then you get to the fun fantasy alien DNA part 😉 ). Daniel is a great character. He is a lot like me, I have a younger sibling (although I have a younger sister not a brother but I don’t think she ever ate bug DNA but who knows?) and I like to build things. The book has a fun story that isn’t real involved, but it makes it perfect for younger kids and reluctant readers. The simple black and white illustrations are all throughout the book and really add to the story. Overall, I think this silly story is especially perfect for boys. I really liked the ending to the story and am looking forward to a sequel!
Visit the official Iggy Loomis website HERE.