I listened to this collection with my kids on a road trip and it really made the time pass more enjoyably. Every time we got in the car the first thing they asked was for me to turn on the CDs again. There are many wacky characters and premises in the books, and having the collection makes it much easier to remember everyone's past. One my my kid's favorites was Sammy, a dead rat who sneaks into class by wearing layers and layers of coats. It seems that dead rats were frequently trying to sneak into the classroom.