From School Library Journal
Gr 3–6—In the third and final story featuring the Cheeseman family, Ethan and his children, Jason, Catherine, and Simon, use their time machine to travel backwards and forwards on the time arc, trying to save their mother's life. This title picks up where the previous two, A Whole Nother Story and Another Whole Nother Story, left off, so readers who are familiar with events in these titles will have an easier time keeping track of the action and the characters' histories. Narrator Dick Hill's tone and expression are a perfect match for the book's witty humor. Using different voices and accents for each character, he captures all of the story's action and emotion. Though the plot is occasionally a bit meandering, this is an entertaining tale that will appeal to middle-grade listeners, especially those looking for a laugh.—Anne Bozievich, Friendship Elementary School, Glen Rock, PA
About the Author
Due to a remarkable physical resemblance, Dr. Cuthbert Soup is often mistaken for writer Gerry Swallow, who began his career as a stand-up comic, making numerous appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Dr. Soup's doppelganger then turned his attention to writing movies, including the blockbuster hit, Ice Age: The Meltdown.
Other than the aforementioned uncanny likeness, Dr. Soup has absolutely nothing in common with Mr. Swallow, who lives with his wife and children in a very tiny mansion, whereas Dr. Soup lives in a huge mansion with his dog, Kevin, his pet snails, Gooey and Squishy, and his parents, Filbert and Roberta Soup.
Author location: Victoria, Canada