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I bought this to listen to with my 5 year old daughter. I thought it was funny but she just didn't get the jokes.
Audible recommends this for children ages 7 and under but I think the humor is more appropriate for children ages 8 to 12.
This book is funny and well read, good for adults and older children.
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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
I began listening to this story while I was swimming laps. It made me laugh out loud in the pool! Yes, this is an Audio Kids book BUT I really think anyone born in the 50s or 60s would just love it! I know that my kids (born in the 80s and 90s) would love it too! It is read by Dave Barry and sounds like a reminisce. With the sorts of incidents that happen to all kids nearing adolescence, it's genuinely funny. It is also thoroughly heart-warming and quite appropriate for the Christmas season. I might even listen to it every Christmas from now on! If you are a dog-lover or if you have ever been in a Christmas pageant, you will also enjoy this story.
Who was your favorite character and why?
My favorite character was Frank. You will have to listen to the story to discover who he is.
Which character – as performed by Dave Barry – was your favorite?
The narrator, who is the main character, was excellently performed by Dave Barry.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I laughed a lot and I nearly cried. But I MADE myself NOT cry. (This story was touching in both sad ways and happy ways.) Then, the ending was so nice that I didn't feel I had to cry anymore!
Any additional comments?
This should be listed for adults as well as kids! I am glad that I like Dave Barry and that it was Christmastime, so I took a chance on the story. Otherwise, I would have missed out on what will likely become a Christmas tradition for me in future holiday seasons!
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