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).
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.
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.
This book was really funny and I read it all in one go.
black_penguin_521 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages
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