EdgarAndEllen

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Jean Armour Polly, Common Sense Media
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Merry pranksters or gruesome Goths? Your call.

Parents say

age 2+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 5+
Based on 3 reviews

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Positive Messages

Animal cruelty, lyrics in jukebox section iffy.

Violence
Sex
Language
Consumerism

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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Google ads adorn the site, and that there are links to online bookstores. Some fan fiction involves animal cruelty.

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Kid, 11 years old November 19, 2011

Dont like? dont watch.

I'm a child myself (only 11) and I believe this show/ the books are meant for and older audience. This means not for your toddlers or 1st graders. It has d... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written byRissa-the-Cruxshadow April 16, 2009

XD I Love those AWESOME twins...

[SPOILER ALERT] On the back of every book it says 8-12 years of age. I agree, maybe it's not for kids too frail and weak minded, but this is perhaps the ki... Continue reading

What's it about?

Quaint misbehavin' evil twins Edgar and Ellen live in a 13-story mansion on the outskirts of the small picturesque town of Nod's Limbs. The terminally pale twins look like relatives of the Addams Family, and almost predictably, they have a furry little Cyclops as a pet. With their parents out of the picture on an extended vacation, the savvy 12-years-olds are free to live in their pajamas and dream up mischievous pranks they can play on each other as well as the rest of the townspeople. The Web site is a companion site to the Edgar and Ellen series of children's' books by Charles Ogden

Is it any good?

On the site, users can read news about the book series, see and submit fan artwork, and listen to a fan podcast. There are animated short cartoons featuring the twisted tweens, and kids can also write and submit their own fan fiction. Some of these are disturbing, featuring animal cruelty and other topics that should have been consigned to the bit bucket when submitted. Younger kids should avoid this whole section.

That said, the site offers one totally cool game. "Mansion Mayhem" is addictive, creative, and complex. Players can create their own 13-floor mansion complete with clever traps and tricks placed to foil would-be intruders.

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