This historical fiction account of a day in the life of a wooly mammoth was beautifully illustrated and well written. My niece is almost 9, and she enjoyed the book--it was right at her reading level, and ideal for kids her age. There was quite a bit of end material about wooly mammoths, the ice age, and about other ice age animals, which, honestly, I thought was more interesting and better written than the story itself. I would strongly encourage readers to not judge this book by the cover, because that cover illustration does not do justice to the lovely artwork inside. It truly is the wonderful illustrations that pull the reader into this book.