This book was also a read aloud in our Core B curriculum this year. Though the stories in it are fun, it was not my favorite. The writing style was odd to me and the chapters were a bit long. What I did like about this book was seeing a different time in story. Written in the 1940s, it is fun to get a glimpse of how small town America ran back then. Jamey enjoyed it some but did not talk about it much after it was read. I think it's a good book for boys in a lot of ways, though girls may appreciate it as well.
I would give this book 3 stars.