This was a fun mix of magic and science - sort of. The magic really takes over and I wish there had been a little more emphasis on how the science knowlege was able to solve the problems. I'm all for some fun magic in a book, but this one needed just a tad more balance between the two.
That being said, it was the book my son took to bed with him every night for a couple weeks. He loves the pictures and the addition of the giant spiders makes this story appealing to little boys even though it has little girl main characters.
As a parent, I so enjoyed the pet pig. He was just a little sarcastic and it made everything a little more fun to read as an adult.
*This book was received in exchange for an honest review*