The Problim Children

Book review by Joly Herman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Misfit siblings feud with neighbor in fun but chaotic romp.

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 1 review

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age 7+

Fantastic book

This family is as crazy as mine, I love that this book in on a big family, the siblings love each other very much. They protect each other and they also get along, they bumb heads sometimes, but they are still each other's best friends. Your family is always there for you when you need them.

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age 9+


The book is very heartwarming, like about family and love, but also some sarcasm, some tense moments, and it's funny. It's a great mixture of everything in one book.

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