By John Dougherty
From the back cover
Welcome to the kingdom of Great Kerfuffle!
Great Kerfuffle is really great. And there’s usually a kerfuffle (the clue’s in the name really). This particular kerfuffle started the day Stinkbomb’s twenty dollar bill went missing. Stinkbomb and his little sister Ketchup-Face know exactly who took it: the badgers. After all, they’re called badgers because they do bad things; otherwise they’d just be gers.
They bring news of the badgers’ treachery to King Toothbrush Weasel (don’t get us started on the story behind his name…), who sends them on a quest to rid the land of badgers. What follows is a full on kerfuffle-fest, containing: one deep dark forest, a grocery cart in distress, a song about jam-and, of course, a band of very tricky badgers.
Be prepared to laugh your socks off, and maybe your ears, too.
This was a very funny, cute read. The plot goes in many random directions while maintaining a light, silly atmosphere. As an adult, I am not ashamed to say that I found myself giggling sometimes while reading it.
In a gist…
Ketchup-Face calls her brother an idiot and a “stupid frog-flavored envelope” in chapter 21.
Degradation of Family/Islamic Values
A nice big brother-little sister relationship is portrayed where they go on a silly adventure and work towards the same goal.
The funny, easy-to-read nature of the book makes it a great choice for reluctant readers and young children in general.