The Pepins are a family with bad luck. There is Mr. Pepins, Mrs. Pepins, Petunia Pepins, and Irving Pepins - plus their dog, cat, and goat. And they have Very Bad Luck. Every family has bad luck, but the Pepins are ridiculous.
One morning they find toads in their shoes, and another they get stuck on the roof! Whatever their problem is, it is always hilarious (at least for the reader!)
I liked this book because it was so very funny, and because of the silliness of the different problems they encountered. I highly recommend it to readers.
Note from the Editor: Polly Horvath is one of our favorite authors, who has the ability to use humor so cleverly that it appeals to the whole family. Dubious? Check out her duo of Mr. & Mrs. Bunny books on audio (see our "audiobooks" page for details) and listen to the author read them herself to great comic effect! (Naturally they are great as reading books, too... your choice.) Horvath's skill encompasses more dramatic story lines as well, where she uses humor more sparingly but still effectively while dealing with heavier matters. Keep your eye out for more reviews of her work - or, better yet, read one and send us your review!