My kids loved this story, and I mean loved it! They were cracking up through the whole thing. My boys are 13, 8, and 6 and they all enjoyed it so much I'm on overstock today looking for more in this series. It's hard to find appropriate entertainment for kids these days, but this book is funny without all of the junk most authors throw into their books to "appeal" to kids. As a homeschooling mom, I'd recommend this book as a good one to get reluctant readers excited about reading; the humor keeps them wanting more.