My boys, 6 and 8, and I absolutely LOVED this story! Talk about giving boys a chance to misbehave in their imaginations! They loved this characters crazy ideas and that someone else gets in trouble too - the boys aren't the only ones, and they really aren't bad people. Its like a support group for kids! This story has been great for getting my 8 year old to see that other kids come up with inappropriate ideas too, and that he isn't alone in being creative as well as trouble-prone. This is also an example of giving kids in wishes what they can't have in reality. eg Oh I wish we could stay at the playground all day and all night and not have to brush our teeth, nor eat vegetables.
I note that other parents were concerned about their kids taking on the characters' ideas - well reading about these ideas and seeing how they turned out has been great conversation starters in our house, eg not leaving food to grow in closets and bedrooms, or the dangers of walking home backwards. We need more stories like this!!