For summer reading I purchased Laurie Keller's book collection for my daughters. I had never read this book but if you like her other books, it is wonderful! It has lots of hidden pictures and side comments from characters which are fun to read with children. We were also excited to see Mr. Bing and Arnie in there from her book Arnie the doughnut. I enjoy her illustrations and the story is silly which as an adult reading many children's books a day is fun! Children will learn their numbers from reading the book and are encouraged to count items on each page.