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I bought the first Mac B book for my 2nd grade (now 3rd grade) twin boys to read. Although I intended for them to read the books themselves, I started off by reading it to them at bedtime. Immediately, all three of us were HOOKED (my husband likes it too)! This book series is BY FAR our favorite series for their age group. Even as a parent, I looked forward to reading it every night. The only negative part is that we get through them very quickly. They are real page turners... There is adventure, mystery, and they are hilarious. One of my sons has decided to start rereading them over again. That is saying a lot because he's not a fan of independent reading. We hope there are more to come!! Please!! Pretty please!!?!
I always love Mac Barnett's creative stories that are just as much fun to read as a child of the 80s. This series doesn't talk down to kids, but is engaging, filled with adventure, suspense, fun, mayhem, history, geography, and a bit of mischief. Mike Lowery's illustrations are also charming and delightful. This is a series that I will always have pre-ordered and anxiously anticipate the next installment.
I want to thank the author for his ingenious creation. Thank YOU! My 9-year-old and I love reading the books together. Not only are the books witty and hilarious, but I also get to reminisce about my childhood. Who doesn’t want to laugh about New Kids on the Block and old tape cassettes that Generation X spent hours winding back together with their little pinky fingers?! Then there is the added bonus of explaining it all to your child who has no clue what you’re talking about.