A delightful book for pre-readers and emerging readers alike. Campbells's simple images and repetitive phrases make it a perfect fit for preschoolers. Add to that, rich vocabulary: "fierce," "grumpy," "scary," "jumpy," etc. After one reading, my 3 year old grandson said, "Now I read it myself," and he did; over and over and over again. The "Lift-the-Flap" feature adds a delightful element of guessing and surprise for young learners.