It was cute. While Patrick Carman‘s book had a few twists and turns, it was still fairly predictable. Alexa seemed to be the only kid around (which I found odd, but didn’t really detract from the story), and a small clever person was needed by the animals to sabotage the Evil Plan. While certain characteristics of some people, like the pesky rule-oriented Mr. Kotcher, were rather exaggerated, I was pleased that not everyone was as they seemed. I also enjoyed watching Alexa work pretty hard for each step of the adventure; very little was given to her.