I give this book 3.5 out of 5 stars and would recommend it as reading for children although I could see this being something that would be a hit if someone was reading it at story time. The different creatures that are introduced throughout the story would hold the interest of a little one. In fact I'm planning on reading it with my 10 year old this weekend.
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars. I would recommend it to anyone that wants a touch of romance but not a heavy story. This was a light read both because of the length of the book and because of tone that the characters took. Even when things would seem like it would be overwhelming a character would bring charm and humor into the mix.