I just got this in the mail, thanks to the First Reads program. The author was kind enough to send a note and some worksheets for my kids that go along with the storyline, so that was pretty neat too.The illustrations are cute, the message is good. You can do all of these things...you just have to try and be yourself.My six year old loved it. He told me it needed to get five stars.My five year old thought it was good, but not great. He said three stars.We're splitting the difference here, and giving it four. I thought it was adorable, and they asked me if I had another copy so they could both have one (the dangers of having two close together is that you need two of everything).