I must say I honestly finally found a book that I loved from this author. You can clearly see this is a first book, it misses the annoying exaggeration, weird word use and other things. In fact it was quite a normal book, and I really enjoyed it.
I just wish he would have kept this style of writing instead of what he does now.
Lol at the no-cursing in a children’s book part. I am sorry, not allowed? I see it happen so often and I would rather have someone curse then see this %$**@%% at times.
I really liked the ending part where everyone dressed up in dresses. And that added image, I was just laughing so hard.
And while the dad was mostly a prick throughout the book (though I could see he did his best to care for his kids (he just didn’t know how to it seemed)), something happened near the end I started to love the dad.
And we also have a bad guy, namely Mr. Hawtrey. Gosh I really disliked that guy. I don’t see in why he would work at a school, he clearly hates kids a whole lot.
All in all I would recommend this book, this was really fun and I enjoyed it a lot.
Oh and still a big plus to the wonderful illustrations. I really like those. Quentin Blake is wonderful!