After quite a few Melvin Beederman books that were not as enjoyable for me to read aloud as they were for my kids to listen to, this one was a refreshing change. The time travel plot device allowed for a lot of jokes that Trine did well. My kids especially liked when Melvin had to pretend to be his own uncle. Also, my kids love Superhero James and Superhero Margaret, so their larger roles in this book were greatly appreciated.
Rating: five and a half out of seven giant inflatable monkeys.