I bought this book for my two grandsons. I was surprised by how much there were captivated by the story. They just loved it and I enjoy seeing them enthralled with a good story. I know the illustrations had a major role in their fascination with the story. As an adult, I love anything that is wholesome and at the same time provides a positive message for children and this book delivers on both points. As an author, I know how much work that goes into making a children's book and this one was well done. It is obvious that the author and illustrator took great care in creating a children's book that would be well received. I am pleased with the book and know that my two grandsons will be wanting to read this tale over and over.