Top positive review
Reviewed at my son's request...
Reviewed in the United States on May 14, 2011
"Give it 5 stars Mom"
"Why is that son?"
"It's the best one out of the series" (he hasn't read L or V-Z yet)
"What's so good about it?"
My little chatterbox was not feeling verbose apparently.
This is a series my older son refused to get into when he was the same age, however my youngest has really taken to it. He is 8, in the second grade, and according to his teacher he reads 'above level'. He also likes Captain Underpants, Diary of a Wimpy Kid and the Stink series. He has declined to read the Magic Treehouse or Boxcar Children books, possibly because that is what his older brother liked and thus we had on our shelves already. Oh well, Mom has to get more books...
In any case, the stories obviously have held his interest well and are challenging enough for him to enjoy without being too hard. Anything to encourage reading, and this series has done a great job at that! We have V-Z on the way and hopefully 'L' will turn up soon...
edited 23 Sept 2012, I'm going through my older reviews and in looking at old ones regarding my son's reading habits I have to smile. The little man (now almost 10) is a reading machine. I even got him a Kindle as he was getting so voracious in his reading habits and as we are living in a non-English speaking part of the world with only very limited library/shopping options the Kindle is quite a help. In any case, this was one of the pivotal series in his reading past...and now he is reading things like the Hobbit and LOTR (and understanding them). This series really was a great one for him..not sure we ever got to 'Z' though.