My son loves dragons so I thought this would be a good gift for him. It hasn't been a standout addition to his stuffed animal collection but it has earned a space on his bed. The pillow pet itself is nice but we didn't find the story to be great. It seemed to vilify the dragon which can decrease the cuddly factor. I suggest reading the book before sitting down to read it to your child. Then you can decide if it will help him feel more or less enthralled with his new pal.