I HOWLED the whole way through this short book. Seeing the world through the eyes of 10-year-old Italian boy Felix Funicello (third cousin to the former Mouseketeer) is absolutely magical. The hijinks of the 5th graders at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Catholic School are priceless and read as if they were truly memories instead of made up stories. Rosalie Twerski, Felix's nemesis, is just as real a girl as if she'd lived in my hometown. I haven't laughed this hard at a kid since Dave Barry last wrote about his childhood hinjinks at Harold C. Crittenden Junior High in Armonk, New York.