"Goosebumps fans and readers who get Lemony Snicket's brand of humor will be rolling in the aisles." (Booklist)
"Readers who have graduated from Dav Pilkey's Captain Underpants or who know their Lemony Snickets, should love this first title in a new series. It's full of witty pokes at other series novels and Jasper's nutty inventions." (School Library Journal)
Yes. There are lots of very long, boring ads for other books by the same author or publisher. It was really amazing. They were placed right in the middle of the story in 2-3 places. Just when something is about to happen to the main character the next second the narator is going on and on about 50 other books you could buy. We lowered the sound for about 10-15 minutes while they went on and on. As for the story, my 7 year-old boy liked it but lost interest during the ads. I would not reccomend it.
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