My niece really liked this book. I was afraid that it might be a little too scary for her (I even read it in my scariest voice), and when we got done she said, "Um, Auntie? That book was *not* scary." So there you go. I guess kids today are less fearful than they were when I was a kid, or maybe I was just a chicken. :-)
Anyway, the story is really cute, the pictures are beautiful, and it's just an all around good, entertaining read. My niece even read it to me, which usually means that the text captures her attention and she wants to try rolling it off her tongue, so that's just great--can't do better than that.