Sort of like that. The majority seemed to love it, so much so that I’m going to buy the rest of the books in the series.* Of course, it helps that I have no shame when it comes to voices, faces, and contorting my body into positions I didn’t think possible in an effort to mimic General Washington, the cat, racing up a tree.
I asked the kids later that day if they liked the book. They all said yes. One girl, a girl who poo-pooed the book not two months ago, said she wanted to check it out the next time she was in library. I wanted to beat my chest and cry out I told you so!
Still working on the Beatitudes, clearly.
*Buy the hardcovers, if you can. The construction is very good.