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by Dr. Cuthbert Soup

The Cheeseman family is back from back-in-time. Or at least, they're in the LVR (their super-secret time machine) and on their way to save the life of their beloved mother, Olivia. But then the LVR gets kicked off the Time Arc into a place called Sometimes. And unlike olden times or present times, Sometimes doesn't make a whole lot of sense. It's got dinosaurs and Vikings and jumbo jets, all in one place, at one time. Luckily, it's not a long time before the family is back on course again. And just as they're about to rescue their mother at last, the kids confront something utterly surprising. Something wilder than dinosaurs, Vikings, or jumbo jets. More unbelievable than cowboy poets and psychic dogs.They are about to encounter... Dr. Cuthbert Soup.And the alternate versions of themselves!

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ISBN: 1599908247
ISBN13: 978-1599908243
Category: Children
Subcategory: Growing Up & Facts of Life
Author: Dr. Cuthbert Soup
Language: English
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens; 1 edition (September 4, 2012)
Pages: 256 pages
ePUB size: 1654 kb
FB2 size: 1662 kb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 815
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Arabella V.
I have read the first two books in this series to my third grade class and they insisted that I read the third to them. This series is such a fun read aloud to my students. We start our day with the adventures of the Cheeseman family and all the various villains they run into like the nefarious Mr. 5 with his arguing compatriots (is smooshing and smashing the same thing?) and Pavel the international super spy and his monkey accomplice. You need to read the first two books in this series, A Whole Nother Story and Another Whole Nother Story to appreciate this book.
Mr. Cheeseman, and his wife Olivia have invented a time travel machine. The various government agencies and villains have tried to get their hands on the time traveling LVR, and in the process, poisoned Olivia. The Cheeseman family (Ethan and his three polite and relatively odor free children) then goes on the run to escape the villains while they try to crack the code, which makes the LVR operational and which died with Olivia. The time travel begins in book one, continues through book two, and ends in this book, book 3. In No Other Story, they have traveled into Some Times, a time in which everything can happen at once...fall, spring, day, night, dinosaurs, the 1970's, and viking raids....and need to still find a way to get back to before their beloved wife and mother died and save her life.
Spoiler Alert: If you have read the first two books, Steve makes a come back in book 3!
It baffles me that there are only 7 reviews before me. After reading the first two books aloud to my 9-year-old (who then read them about 20 times herself), I was *thrilled* to give this to her for Christmas and she was just as thrilled to get it. It was definitely the highlight of our Christmas vacation. The suspense is fanastic and the characters are all positive, smart brave people. (Ok, maybe not Gurda the Neanderthal, but she's got a great sense of humor!)

The only "con" is that in this third volume, I found some of the jokes to be wearing a bit thin, but the plot is so fun we were happy to overlook that. The 2nd volume remains my favorite, but my daughter actually liked this one best. The chase scene at the end is fantastic and really fun to read aloud.

As a parent, one of my favorite things about this series is that the author doesn't "dumb down" the book. There are several advanced vocabulary words for even the best readers to learn. As an editor, I was very impressed by the care with which words were chosen for all three books. The descriptions are precise and vivid. The action is packed with energy. Teachers could pick many sections to use as examples of strong writing in the classroom.

The fact that this is not more popular suggests that the author has a crummy marketing team. It is certainly not a reflection of the work. I hope more teachers and librarians jump on the bandwagon and start steering kids to this laugh-out-loud, warm-hearted series.
No Other Story is the third installment of Gerry Swallow's three-book series about a family on the run after inventing a time machine. I couldn't wait to read it after having heartily enjoyed the whacky, whimsical and wickedly inventive first two stories. No Other Story got off on the right foot (or sock puppet), but then too quickly and cleanly tied up all of the strands, almost as if Swallow wanted to be doing something else. In so doing, his fun, intelligent and mostly good smelling characters tended to come off a little too flat or two dimensional. All in all, it was an enjoyable read, but not quite up to the high level of the first two.
My 11 year old loves these books. We were introduced to these by finding the first book at the reading program at our library. She chose it as her prize. I think she has read it more than 10 times since. Each time the new book comes out she gets excited, and buys it with her birthday money. She did like this one, but she and my other daughters agreed it just was not as good and the first or second. It still is good, in that it wraps up the story.
This series of books just gets better. My daughter (age 15) made me pre-order this book because she had to have it the minute it came out. The cast of characters in this book is the same as the previous and just as hilarious. Steve the sock puppet (who wanted a paper route in the previous book) is still full of hilarious sayings as he accompanies his family on new adventures. This book is great for all ages, from 5-95. We have read it aloud around the kitchen table and laughed until we hurt! I highly recommend this book for all households, all ages, boys and girls alike.
I recommend this book to people like me, who like adventures, bubble gum, ice cream, bubblegum ice cream, (I'm not saying I like bubblegum ice cream, even though I've never tried it) lots of humor, and time travel. And, purple jet planes. This is a great book to do as a book report, to read with a friend or family member, or just on your own. I hope that the author comes out with a new book, I really do. It's a great book, and I'm sure that if there was another book in the series, it would be fabulous. Well, what are you doing reading these posts? Go and read the book! :) :D
I read this aloud to 4 children, aged 7-13. We all enjoyed it. I judge how well a book is working on my "audience" by how many "please, read one more chapter" requests I receive. By that measure, this book was remarkably successful. We would recommend it to others who have read and enjoyed the first two books in the series.
Purchased for grandson upon recommendation from elementary school librarian. He LOVES it. I purchased all 3 in series for him.