While growing up I read multiple Roald Dahl books, with James and the Giant Peach landing at my all-time favorite, but didn't happen across Esio Trot until now. "Now" is well into adulthood. This 40-ish page book took about 30 minutes to read, including time to view the illustrations. The time was well spent. The story is sweet, silly, humorous, educational and wraps up with everyone happy in the end. The only thing this book seems to lack, which is so common in Dahl books, is someone "getting what they deserve" for their terrible behavior.