This was my first attempt with my 5 year old daughter at a book without many pictures. We made it about 3 pages in and she said 'where are the pictures mommy'. I went back over what we had just read, told her to close her eyes and picture each part in her mind as it happened. She got the most beautiful smile on her face and told me she could see it all, Ariel and Eric and the seagull crashing into the window. I can't wait to do more with her.