This short story is definitely one of better children's books I've read. My son is almost 3 years old and sometimes we don't always make it to the end of the book before he's off and running. The sentences are short, and they correlate perfectly with the pictures on every page which are really beautiful and well thought out. That makes it so much easier for me to explain to him what's happening in the story. This is the first book he actually let me read to the end! Now when I ask him to pick a story he grabs one of many stuffed dragons he owns and snuggles on my lap, while repeating the words "Andy's Dwagawn!" His favorite part of the story is when Andy is looking for the Angry Dragon, my favorite part is snuggling with my son.
I think he likes it so much because he relates to Andy. Andy gets sick and his Mommy brings him soup. I tell my son, "See, he's sick and his Mommy is taking care of him the way I take care of you." He understands that, and like I said before the pictures explain visually what is happening. When the Angry Dragon sneezes, Andy shares his soup with him. This helps me explain what the act of sharing is to my little guy. The book is targeted towards younger children. I don't see a child older than 5 really getting into it, but I would recommend this to anyone with a toddler.