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Reviewed in the United States on March 21, 2018
Not so much that I, an adult, love it, but the kids I tutor in English love it. There are a multitude of black and white simple and comical sketches and loads of funny situations kids can connect with. The only thing I wish were different is that there is a lot of slang, along with some vulgarities of the sort that appeal to kids, and the language is not very good. You would hope, if your child spoke that way, that he/she would grow out of it. However, since the story is narrated by one of the kids in it, this may be unavoidable and one of the book's charms (for kids), rather than a fault. For kids who are native speakers surrounded by adults speaking properly, the errors wouldn't matter.
That said, the learning "benefits" of the books in this series pale in comparison with the natural, yet accurate, not-vulgar, correctly-spelled, and often useful vocabulary in the conversations in all the Calvin and Hobbes books. Nevertheless, no matter how good and nutritious a food may be, if a person doesn't enjoy eating it and won't eat much, it won't help him, right? So I am grateful just to have something that a reluctant ESL pupil enjoys reading! For that purpose, fortunately or unfortunately, it is the books in this series that fill the bill. This was not our first, and we will probably be buying and reading more of them.
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