Appeals to adults as well as older children. Hisillustrations of how the inventions work are wonderful. The culture, society, and "restaurant government" of Krakatoa are unforgettable. On "F" day in the Month of Lamb, everyone goes to Mr. F's French restaurant for lamb chops with Bernaise sauce. When I get rich, I want a bedroom like the bedroom of Mr. M's children, in which the beds are on hydraulic lifts and can be raised through the ceiling on warm nights so I can sleep under the stars.