I am a teacher and purchased this book to read aloud with my third graders. They LOVED this book! After we finished reading this one, they begged for the next books in the series. Everyone can relate to the character, "Fudge", in the story. I remember my teacher reading this to me back when I was in elementary school. Judy Blume is a wonderful author who really nailed it when writing these books. After reading the book, my class wanted to make their own play and act out parts of the book. I would certainly recommend this to any teacher looking for a read aloud for their class. I recently moved from third grade to first grade, and even 6 and 7 year olds love this book, too. The story is nonstop funny and leaves you wondering what Peter and Fudge will be up to next.