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Product Details

  • Paperback: 262 pages
  • Publisher: Nabu Press (September 8, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1171743203
  • ISBN-13: 978-1171743200
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 7.3 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,823,626 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It's one of the funniest books I've ever read.
Marie Martin
I've read it several times over the years and my fourteen year-old daughter has read it aloud, to me, twice.
Manhattan Tart
It is clean, wholesome, and laugh out loud funny.
paul white

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By cln724 on April 2, 2008
Format: Paperback
This book is a scream, if only for the descriptions of life in the monied set at the end of the 19th century. I first read this book as a child and still think it's quite charming.

Plot: A childless young man agrees to take care of his 2 nephews and is utterly overwhelmed by the boys' boisterousness. At the same time he is also trying to romance a lovely young lady, and of course he wants her to think he is great father material, even though in private he thinks the boys are little monsters.

You've probably seen this plot in movies and sitcoms, perhaps this book was the original which inspired them.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ethan Parker on January 27, 2010
Format: Paperback
I could not stop laughing while I read this book. It's outrageously funny.

In this story a childless bachelor is asked to watch his nephews while his sister is away. She assures him that the children are angels, but he soon finds out that they're little devils.

And I thought substitute teachers had it bad! Tom Sawyer could learn a thing or two from these kids. They're the most delightful little monsters to ever appear on the written page.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. Thorsson on January 15, 2010
Format: Paperback
One of the era's biggest sellers and once you read it, its easy to see why, this is one of the funniest books you'll ever read. This is really for adults, kids will like it, but the real humor is for adults....is this a very humorous account by a bachelor uncle's care for two mischievous boys during their parents' holiday.

All that will go wrong will, and so very well written!
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Format: Paperback
This is a wonderful book for both children and adults and one that I heartily recommend. The premise is great, but the execution is absolutely hilarious. I have to wonder if the author perhaps had mischievous kids. He really nails this one, and I'm curious to know what (or who) inspired him to create this masterpiece featuring kids who have turned causing trouble into an avant-garde art form.

This book is a load of fun. The characters are unforgettable and will remind you of people you know in real life. What's even more unforgettable is the elaborate and highly original mayhem that the kids cause, which they always manage to do at the worst possible time.
What I loved the most about this book was its comedic brilliance. The author could have written a book about a couple of mischievous kids, and it would have been funny. Adding a hapless bachelor as their babysitter is even funnier. But having a hapless bachelor as the babysitter of mischievous kids he cannot control, and adding a love interest whom the bachelor is trying to convince that he is great father material, and having her keep showing up when he's in trouble way over his head with the kids, is comedic genius.

I highly recommend this book. It's "falling out of your chair laughing" funny, and you can feel your troubles drift away as you read it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Manhattan Tart on August 26, 2010
I'd give this book 10 stars if I could. I've read it several times over the years and my fourteen year-old daughter has read it aloud, to me, twice. We laugh ourselves silly, re-read countless passages and use some of the phrases in everyday life when being nutty. It's such a worthwhile read and anyone with children can appreciate how spot-on Habberton's description of little boys (who are well-intended) can get into trouble (with hysterical results). A CLASSIC.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Marie Martin on February 7, 2010
Format: Paperback
This book is a riot. It's one of the funniest books I've ever read. Harry, a childless man, agrees to take care of his two nephews, Toddie and Budge, only to find himself in way over his head. At the same time he's trying to convince a lady he's romancing that he would be a great father, but every time she sees him with the kids they're causing him more trouble than he can handle.
This book became an instant sensation when it was published. Originally aimed at adult readers, it became a major juvenile literature success overnight, and it's still very popular with kids today. That's no surprise with it being so hilarious and with the kids always being the ones who come out on top.
As for adult readers, I think we can all relate to Harry's predicament. There's been some time or another in our lives when a rambunctious child has gotten the best of us, though in Harry's case, it's happening non-stop and at the most inopportune times.
I loved this book. The predicaments that poor Harry finds himself in are unbelievably funny, and Habberton paints such a vivid picture that you can easily envision the zaniness. Every time I pictured each particular mess that the kids had gotten Harry into in my mind, I could not keep from bursting out laughing.
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Format: Kindle Edition
This book was part of my Great-grandmother's library. My mother read it to me, I grew up and read it, then I read it to my children. It's humor is timeless. Kids will be kids in any generation. This book should be a movie but if it were they would probably not do it justice. Anyone who has ever taken responsibility for someone else's children, and then regretted it, will laugh through this book. A single uncle, recovering from his mental shock of serving in the civil war, agrees to take care of his nephews, pre-school aged, as part of his 2 week rest and recuperation. It will keep you entertained and laughing and you will fall in love with all the characters.
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