This is a perfect gift for the festive season and will definitely delight children -- and their parents and grandparents. The characters leap off the page with their quirks and expressions. I was able to use the story to discuss bullying and good/bad neighbours with the children in my family. They were completely absorbed and listened very attentively. This book can be read on many levels, depending on the age of the child. Also loved the illustrations and the vibrant cover. Can't wait for the sequel!