This is a wonderful poetry book for children! It’s imaginative and fun. Shel Silverstein is “gateway” poetry. My son is in his late 30s and grew up on his poetry. He is still an avid reader of prose and poetry. I bought this and other Shel Silverstein books for my grandkids for Christmas. At first, my grandson (who is 5), looked at all the pages and said, “Ugh! Granny, this is too long!!!” My daughter-in-law read a few of the poems to him and now he requests it. This is a gem.