HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW
Book: Are We Having Fun Yet?
Author: Frank A. Hedges
Publisher: Sunrise Enterprise, 2002
Language level: 2
(1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some cursing and/or profanity; 4=a lot of cursing and/or profanity; 5=obscenity and/or vulgarity)
Recommended reading level: Ages 13 and up
Rating: ***** 5 stars (EXCELLENT)
Reviewed by Wayne S. Walker
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Hedges, Frank A. Are We Having Fun Yet? (published in 2002 by Sunrise Enterprise, 8191 State Route 124, Hillsboro, OH 45133). Here are the further humorous misadventures of Frank Hedges, mild-mannered plumbing and electrical supply salesman, husband of Becky, father of Mark, Micah, and Sarah, and all-around good guy who lives in my hometown of Hillsboro, OH, and was a friend of my father’s. The stories go from Frank’s teenage years, driving around southern Ohio, beginning in Hillsboro, then to Chillicothe, Washington Court House, and Wilmington with his friends Tom, Dave, and Dan to find the best pizza, through his adult trip to Seneca Rocks, WV, with his two sons and brother-in-law Bill in an attempt to become a “Wannabe Mountain Man.” Frank obviously survived the four or five pizzas and all the pops in a single night, but can he make it up and down the cliffs at the survival school in one piece?
The back cover of the book declares, “Frank is no wiser since the publishing of his last book [Look on the Bright Side], just older and more paranoid.” There are a few common euphemisms but no cursing or profanity, just a lot of hilarity. A couple of incidents involve some “bathroom humor,” but nothing vulgar or obscene, and Frank gives ample warning to those whose stomachs may be too weak to endure them. Anyone who likes reading funny tales about life in a small Midwestern town will enjoy the book. And there is a third installment—Stop, I Need a Time Out.