I'm pretty sure this book could count as a children's book. Maybe for older children because of whatever reason, but the book is funny, critical of the people of its time period, but funny. I saw two movie versions of it this summer, and I guess that because it is a play that the movies copied the exact words with ease. Most movies rewrite books completely (like How to Train Your Dragon). In this, I can picture the exact scenes of the movie with the exact voices and exact facial expressions as I read their exact words. Just finished reading Aunt Augusta's weird interrogation.