I bought this for my 7 year old niece on her birthday. She immediately knew who Pete the cat was and when the party settled down a bit, she curled up on the couch and read it. When I saw her again a couple weeks later, she made sure to tell me how much she loved the book and Pete. Reading isn't her favorite thing, but cats are. I was very impressed with the pictures, the colors are attention-grabbing and gorgeous. The story line is adorable. She wants more Pete the Cat books.