Phineas and Ferb Daredevil Days by Molly McGuire
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Cannonball Read IV: Phineas and Ferb Daredevil Days by Molly McGuire

By Bunny Bean | Book Reviews | August 22, 2012 | Comments ()


[Note: Bunny Bean is eight years old and is one of our Junior Cannonballers. She dictated this, her 19th review, to her mother, who kindly entered it on our group blog, adding punctuation only. All of the words are Bunny Bean's.]

This summer, we (my brother Joemyjoe and I) discovered Phineas and Ferb on Netflix. We watched all the episodes and the movie, I got a Ferb doll, and Joemyjoe even got some Perry the Platypus pajamas. Its really funny. Then our grandma came to visit, and she brought us two Phineas and Ferb chapter books (one for me and one for him). My book was Daredevil Days.

Phineas and Ferb are step-brothers who always build and invent things all summer long. They live with their mom and dad and sister, Candace, as well as their pet platypus Perry, who is also a secret agent who always has to defeat the evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz.

In part one of this book, Phineas' grandparents come to visit. Candace is out with her friend rollerskating in the park, and Phineas and Ferb bring the grandparents to go skating, too. They find out that their grandma used to be a roller-derby queen a long time ago. At the park, they run into Jeremy (Candace's boyfriend) and his grandma, who used to be Phineas and Ferb's grandma's roller derby skating enemy. When the two grandmas see each other, their old rivalry starts up again and they start yelling and fighting.

Phineas and Ferb build a huge roller derby rink in their yard, so that the two grandmas can have a race. Both families get together on separate teams to race. Jeremy's little sister Suzy (Candace's mortal enemy!) switches Candace's skates to try and make her lose, but it doesn't work. The two grandmas end up in a tie, and their rivalry keeps going.

Part two of the book is about Ferb's grandfather, who used to be a motorcycle daredevil. Phineas and Ferb build him a new motorcycle to jump over a gorge. They almost fall into the gorge, but luckily Phineas and Ferb designed the motorcycle to be able to fly. Later, the motorcycle lands in the water, and Ferb takes off a wing (one wing already was off, because it got knocked off by a branch) so that it can surf.

I liked part one better, it was funnier and had more fun characters.

This review is part of the volunteer Cannonball Read IV. Read all about it, and find more of Bunny Bean's reviews on the group blog.

(Note: Any revenue generated from purchases made through the affiliate links in this review will be donated in entirety to the American Cancer Society.)

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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

  • TWoPFan

    I love Phineas and Ferb! Wonderful review, but who is your favorite character? I love Dr. Doof and his daughter Vanessa.

  • Captain_Tuttle

    I had no idea there were books. My 7-year-old niece will be getting some for her birthday for sure. My whole family is addicted to P&F. I'm usually the one asking the boy if he wants to watch (sometimes he prefers Jake & the Neverland Pirates - the music's good, but that's about it).

    Thanks, and great work Bunny Bean!

  • TenaciousJP

    Thank you, Pajiba. Just when I got that ridiculously catchy theme song out of my head, this pops it right back in there.

    And they're step-brothers? How have I missed that?

  • Snath

    Ferb is British.

  • Drake

    The kids and I both love Phineas and Ferb. Once they get a little older, I'll be getting the books. Thanks for letting me know about them and the great review.

  • luckypete

    I'll have to tell my 8 year old daughter about this book. She (we) like Phineas and Ferb and she reads some of the books, but I don't think she's read this one yet. Thanks Bunny Bean for the review and the participation.

  • Pinky McLadybits

    I adore Phineas and Ferb. We watch it when Pinky Jr isn't even home.

  • Pajiba - we're breeding and so let's post shit that infants, toddlers and kids like.

  • gp

    nice one, dude.
    man, you really showed those fucks!

    srsly tho, when you were 8, did you read and review 19 books?
    i was in my late 30s when i participated in CR2 and it's not easy.

    how about giving us all a break? it's one page on the entire internet, if it doesn't speak to you, just move the hell on.

  • Wembley

    I'm 45. I love this show.

  • karen

    44 - watch it religiously. Me and the mister have come close to grounding Spotty Chop (7) when he made the mistake of watching and then DELETING a new one without us.

    Great review Bunny B!

  • mswas

    @d55cc7089b7bb9f1d085a3ddfea37222:disqus Bunny Bean is a volunteer participant in the charitable Cannonball Read, just like all 240 people who signed up this year. Maybe you'd like to join us next year for Cannonball Read V and put your money where your mouth is?

  • OK, we no longer accept sarcasm. Sorry for being snarky, it was intended to be funny and directed to the curators, and not a criticism of the volunteer contributor. I actually really do appreciate the Cannonball Read, check it out every day. And, since I write a fair bit, I'd be happy to volunteer some content one day.

  • tamatha_uhmelmahaye

    "directed to the curators"

    Who, exactly, do you mean? Dustin and the fellow writers? Mswas, who so generously took on the unenviable task of coordinating Cannonball Read IV? Do you not recognize how totally fabulous it is that there are Pajiban kids who hear about the CBR and want to join in? Seriously?! And why, oh why, would you object to Mswas choosing to highlight the review of one of those Junior Cannonballers?

    As the person who coordinated last year's CBR, I can tell you that A) having Junior Cannonballers is especially wonderful, and B) *of course* you give those Cannonballers credit for participating by posting their reviews--just like the adult Cannonballers get reviews posted.

    I'm sure that Bunny Bean's 'Jiban parent is screening the comments that she shares with Bunny Bean, which is good, because she doesn't deserve your "snarkiness." Did it not occur to you that the writer of the review would be interested in what the readers had to say? And no, this is absolutely not the place for her to discover how mean the world can be.


  • Scootsa1000

    As bunnybean's mom, I've explained to her that sometimes Internet comments can be hurtful, but that the comments don't necessarily have anything to do with her or what she wrote.
    She seems cool with it, and is proud that so many of her CBR4 comrades have come out to show their support. She sees this as the first step on her way to "finally becoming a published author" and promises to finish the half-cannonball she pledged in January.

  • mswas

    @Tomas353:disqus we'd be happy to have you, truly. Watch out at the end of the year for sign up info.

  • frank247

    This is a great review!
    I watch Phineas and Ferb with my girlfriend's kids, but I didn't know there were books.

    Now I know what to get them for Christmas, thanks to you.
    Thank you Bunny Bean.

  • phase10

    But what was Perry up to?!

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