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Juster has a great affinity for puns and wordplay, which show up constantly in his novel.
The dialog is sharp and snappy, containing many one-liners and some more subtle puns aimed squarely at the parents watching.
The chief faults of the book are obscurity, verbal conceits and a forced ingenuity which shows itself in grotesque puns, odd metres and occasional want of taste.
Typically, family panto has more satire and obviously bad puns than student panto, and is aimed at both adults and children.
The jokes and puns come thick and fast as the Carry On team hilariously tear imperial pretensions to pieces.