It's Go Time!

It's Go Time!

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On the last day of summer vacation, all Mr. Pants wants to do is play laser tag but Mom and his sisters, Foot Foot and Grommy, have other ideas.
Publisher: New York, New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, [2014]
Copyright Date: ♭2014
ISBN: 9780803740075
0803740077
Characteristics: 127 pages :,colour illustrations.
Additional Contributors: Lazzell, R. H.

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scarabaracs
Feb 20, 2017

My girls 3--7, my husband, and myself all enjoy Mr. Pants. The artwork is terrible, yet the terribleness adds a lot to the humor (much in the same way that South Park's artwork is both ridiculously simplistic and crude). I think the series can be summed up as kid cats subverting an overly-serious adult human world. I love that there are no educational messages or attempts at morality--just pure silliness. If you can't relate to the Foot Foot and Mr. Pants' querulous teamwork in the laser tag episode, then you know you are not the target audience. Target audience might be kids who like Sponge Bob Squarepants and Teen Titans Go! (but these books are aimed at a younger audience).

LPL_MichaelB Mar 31, 2016

Completely hilarious.

The Mr Pants series by Scott McCormick and R.H. Lazzell has a charm all it's own. With relentless humor that does not pander to it's audience (which is around 3rd grade and up reading level wise), these short graphic-style chapter books are great to share with the whole family.

JCLChrisK Feb 08, 2016

I didn't find it terribly amusing or entertaining, except that it so accurately captures the self-centeredness and sibling squabbles of many kids. I think young readers will be able to identify and, as a result, enjoy it more than I did.

Mr. Pants is one of three feline "children" in a house with a human Mom doing very human things. He is selfish, contrarian, and manipulative, but his two sisters and mother are usually a match for his machinations, making sure he gets what he deserves. A few times he actually learns his lesson on his own or goes surprisingly against character, just enough to keep him sympathetic.

A very quick, graphic read for beginning readers.

oliverhobson Jun 25, 2015

This book was really funny and I read it all in one go.

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Mar 20, 2017

black_penguin_521 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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