This book starts with a monkey attack, and ends with a small boy beating the stuffing out of his sister’s doll with a heavy stick. This could be too exciting for today’s audience, who mostly sit around staring at whatever personal device is currently in their hands. Some of them are probably looking up “monkey attack.”
But never fear. This is a droning of the antics of a early 20th century little boy and his sister. If anybody is paying any attention whatsoever to the storyline, most will be gobsmacked that the Dpt. Of Human Services didn’t just come by and send those kids into foster care, given how absolutely inattentive their parents were to their whereabouts, and basically let them wander about all over town like feral cats. Bunny and Sue blatantly trespass – several times, go joy-riding in a boat, sneak into a movie theater without paying AND also on an automobile. Hijinks ensue. Bunny appropriates the claw of a dead crustacean to wear as a nose. Sue smears mud all over herself in her attempt to be Robinson Crusoe’s man “Friday”.
So, yeah, there are plenty of things at which to be offended, if that is your comfort zone. The Droning Voice gently suggests that, if you are paying that close of attention, this story may be just too enthralling for you. However, the first chapter spends a number of pages on the children waking up and getting dressed. You could be asleep in record time.