This book isn't high literature. This book is pie, homemade peanut butter cookies and ice cream. It's funny and heart warming. I love a good dragon story. I also feel like I recognize some of these characters in my own life. I absolutely know I have embarrassed my kids because of perceived unusual behaviors. Like the fact that I name my cars and work on them myself and worse yet I see no need buy new cars every two years. I'm sort of like Val's mom with shoes. I recommend to anyone who likes dragons and snark.