Amazon calculates a product’s star ratings based on a machine learned model instead of a raw data average. The model takes into account factors including the age of a rating, whether the ratings are from verified purchasers, and factors that establish reviewer trustworthiness.
On a scale from 1-5, my 7-year old gives this “one hundred million gazillion.” Got it yesterday on pre-order, and my only “complaint” is that he didn’t want to go to bed because he wanted to keep reading, and he didn’t want to get dressed for school because he wanted to keep reading.
As a teacher I have yet to come around embracing Captain Underpants but Dog Man is actually quite funny. My 3rd grader adores the books and we ordered this one as soon as we knew it'd be out. He read it within one sitting and keeps re-reading it. When I asked him what he liked about the book her said, "The author introduces new characters and the book also has a dinosaur in it." He thinks it is funny and it makes my heart smile when I hear him chuckle and say "Mom, you have to listen to this!" and he actually reads it aloud to me. This is why teachers teach - to witness the light bulb moments and reading enthusiasm when children find books that capture them. Well, this Dog Man is definitely one that captures readers ;)