This was my favorite when I was little. I always loved the art, the poetic and rythmic story, and the feel of the thick pages. My older brothers loved it, too. Now that I'm about to have a little one, I bought the book for my son, and I am SO excited to read it with him. My husband didn't grow up with it, but as soon as he read through it, he fell in love with it, too. It's hard not to enjoy- it's kid-friendly without looking like a rainbow puked in it. The art is enjoyable for all ages. It's just perfect.