Reviewed by NR (age 9)
My favorite part of the book was when one of the children named Sunny, gets bitten by the Incredibly Deadly Viper. Uncle Monty wanted the Herpetological Society to think it was deadly, but Uncle Monty knew that the snake was harmless. This book is different from other books that are about happy and glory times. This book is about sad and gloomy times. For example, their parents die, another relative dies, and another relatives treats them very badly. I also like this book because it keeps the reader interested in what is going to happen next.
I recommend this book for ages 7 and up because it has big words which the author will explain in the paragraph. It teaches the reader the meaning of lots of new words. I think that readers who like sad books with a twist will enjoy reading this book.