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3.08 out of 53.08 out of 53.08 out of 53.08 out of 53.08 out of 5 3.08 (36 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Polly Horvath Narrator: Julie Halston Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2004 ISBN: 9781400090747
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Whether it's waking up to find toads in their shoes, becoming trapped on the roof, or searching for cheese when their cow only makes lemonade, the Pepin family always seems to get into the most bizarre scrapes. Lucky for them, they have an author with large psychic antennae and great problem-solving listeners who can join the Pepins on their hilarious adventures. And they need all the help they can get!

In this joyfully absurd romp Polly Horvath is in top comedic form. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 2/18/2014

    " After just a few tracks, I was quite ready to pop the CD out and call it quits. Fortunately I hung on a bit longer, because it did get funny. (The beginning was simply tedious.) The Pepins are a rather unintelligent family from (apparently) a rather unintelligent town, so this does make for some entertaining misunderstandings. My particular favorite (and the dialogue between mother and daughter of the Pepin family here is hilarious) is a conversation about how to tell one's Very Fine Neighbor that the object of his affections is, in fact, a barber pole. That chapter made it all worthwhile. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 2/6/2014

    " The silly problems of the Pepins are solved by the readers/listeners who send messages that the author receives via her antennae. Sometimes annoying, sometimes funny, this was not my favorite Horvath book. Skip this one and read My One Hundred Adventures! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bridget R. Wilson | 1/16/2014

    " The silliest Horvath book I've read yet "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chloe | 1/3/2014

    " Funny, very funny, a lower reading level then I'm currently at, but quite well-written, and CANADIAN, too! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rhiannon | 1/2/2014

    " Good book. Author goes on some tangents. Aimed more for younger children 7-10. :) Good book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tiffany | 12/15/2013

    " I started to read this book and found it was really meant for children and didn't hold my interest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christiana | 11/20/2013

    " Silly and funny. Suggest it to your favorite young friend who is beyond first chapter books, but still likes some pictures and a story to kind of ease you into for serious chapter books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Molly | 11/11/2013

    " Great read for the whole family. It is a great read alike for families who like things like Mrs. Piggle Wiggle or Estes books. Ages 4+ "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Andrea | 11/3/2013

    " Not my cup of tea. Very similar to the Amelia Bedelia stories in that the characters don't have any common sense. I know kids loves those kinds of books so for young ones who are reading above the level of Amelia Bedelia, this would be a great chapter book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vadim | 9/1/2013

    " I liked this book. The style is extremely refreshing, and the combination of silly situations and adult conversations was a great mix. My 10 year old enjoyed the book a great deal, and for my 6 year old, the book was a bit out of reach. I'd probably say 7-8 year olds and up are a great audience. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret | 12/2/2012

    " I got a few books for christmas and this was one of them. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anna | 11/3/2012

    " This was not a great book. I would definetly have enjoyed it more a few years ago, but it was good to read early in the morning before school, or late at night after school and practice (in other words, whan i was tired). It had an air of Lemoney Snicket and N.E. Bode about it wich made it fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sophie | 10/4/2012

    " I read this when I was about 9, but I thought it was good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marcus Reeves | 10/3/2012

    " IT WAS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susan | 9/14/2012

    " Very goofy! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lia | 6/27/2012

    " This is a wacky, silly, crazy, funny, frustrating, hilarious, one-of-a-kind, following an old-time formula book. (It's kind of like a modern version of the wise people of Chelm stories from the Jewish folktale tradition.) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellie | 2/13/2012

    " Very silly. I did this for my Mother-Daughter Book Club and there were definitely mixed-feelings about it. Some of the moms hated it and that, in turn, made their daughters hate it. Other kids loved the silliness. I think this would be good for the parents looking for a bedtime read-aloud. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 B | 9/29/2011

    " Hysterically funny book where the author interacts with her reading audience about the silly Pepin family, their ridiculous problems and how they solve them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tricia | 8/10/2011

    " Silly and funny, but not hilarious. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Princess Katie, the Random Hot Pink Minotaur | 4/27/2011

    " its a good type of silly "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dayna | 3/8/2011

    " ugh truly bad...I couldn't get past chapter two. Just nonsense and not in the good way that I tend to like nonsense. I finally closed the book and declared the characters little idiots...too painful to read further. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Andrea | 3/7/2011

    " Not my cup of tea. Very similar to the Amelia Bedelia stories in that the characters don't have any common sense. I know kids loves those kinds of books so for young ones who are reading above the level of Amelia Bedelia, this would be a great chapter book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rhiannon | 1/26/2011

    " Good book. Author goes on some tangents. Aimed more for younger children 7-10. :) Good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vadim | 12/22/2010

    " I liked this book. The style is extremely refreshing, and the combination of silly situations and adult conversations was a great mix. My 10 year old enjoyed the book a great deal, and for my 6 year old, the book was a bit out of reach. I'd probably say 7-8 year olds and up are a great audience. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tricia | 8/6/2010

    " Silly and funny, but not hilarious. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret | 1/1/2010

    " I got a few books for christmas and this was one of them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eitak *The Awesome One That Just Lost The Game* | 11/20/2009

    " its a good type of silly "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bridget R. | 9/21/2009

    " The silliest Horvath book I've read yet "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Molly | 6/9/2009

    " Great read for the whole family. It is a great read alike for families who like things like Mrs. Piggle Wiggle or Estes books. Ages 4+ "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christiana | 6/8/2009

    " Silly and funny. Suggest it to your favorite young friend who is beyond first chapter books, but still likes some pictures and a story to kind of ease you into for serious chapter books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sophie | 4/6/2009

    " I read this when I was about 9, but I thought it was good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tiffany | 3/2/2009

    " I started to read this book and found it was really meant for children and didn't hold my interest. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 1/9/2009

    " The silly problems of the Pepins are solved by the readers/listeners who send messages that the author receives via her antennae. Sometimes annoying, sometimes funny, this was not my favorite Horvath book. Skip this one and read My One Hundred Adventures! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joenna | 1/8/2009

    " The Pepins always have problems because they don’t know how to solve anything. They use the advice of the readers, to try and solve their problems. Each chapter is a new problem (they are all very silly problems). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 B | 10/3/2008

    " Hysterically funny book where the author interacts with her reading audience about the silly Pepin family, their ridiculous problems and how they solve them. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anna | 10/27/2007

    " This was not a great book. I would definetly have enjoyed it more a few years ago, but it was good to read early in the morning before school, or late at night after school and practice (in other words, whan i was tired). It had an air of Lemoney Snicket and N.E. Bode about it wich made it fun. "

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About the Author
Author Polly HorvathMRS. BUNNY is the author of Mr. and Mrs. Bunny—Detectives Extraordinaire! POLLY HORVATH is one of the most highly acclaimed authors writing today. Among her many books are The Canning Season (National Book Award winner and YA Canadian Book of the Year), Everything on a Waffle (Newbery Honor Book), The Trolls (National Book Award Finalist), My One Hundred Adventures (Amazon Best Book and multiple best of the year lists), Northward to the Moon (Oprah's Book Club Kid's Reading List, Parent's Choice Gold Award), and, most recently, One Year in Coal Harbor.