When I first got into Alterna...this was the one title I omitted from my pull box. I think I then saw it on ICOOAW and ICYMI, and was hooked. It is predictable and one dimensional at times, but it is a palate cleansing read that is always enjoyable. I am glad that I turned the corner on this title. 	Last spring I gave some duplicates to a younger couple whose son was learning to read. Now, Mr. Crypt is one of his favorites and in the usual rotation of the young man's bed time stories. Wonderful.