As godmother of a two-year-old, I do a lot of reading aloud, and this is the favorite book of both of us. She is rapt through reading after reading, and I still like it myself. Part of the fun is exaggerating the voice when reading ". . . and he was still hungry!". It has totally escaped her notice that she is learning her numbers. I also recently purchased another copy for the 18-month-old daughter of a friend, and he reports she is crazy about it, too.