I love this book because it is like my favorite comic strip, Calvin and Hobbes, being a little bit different. I think this book could be made into a comic strip. There's the mom, who can't stand anything dangerous. There's the dad, who is a fisherman, and loves teasing Wallace about being an adult. There's Sterling, the feral, bug eating brother. And then there is Wallace, the kid who loves adventure, exploration, and danger! I think everyone should read this amazing book. 5 stars!