I purchased this book for my boys after reading a review on it. The book vaguely covers the cicadas life span of 17 years underground, but hidden in context. The grammar is atrocious. I wasn't sure if it was just written in character form, however for a young child, it's confusing and is teaching children incorrect sentence structure. I hate to say it, but it's almost as if an Asian has written it, and poorly translated it into english. I would not recommend it for younger children. Maybe older children, however it could come across boring with such a lack of quality literature.