This book- as of all the julia donaldson and axel schiffler books- is the work of not one but 2 asolute genuises. For the last 5 years i have been working in nurseries and Childrens centres/creches and these books are a god send! The children ranging from 2-5 will sit attentivley and listen to these whether read by an adult(yes i am know to copy the voices off the cd's!) or whether a cd is put in and the children listen to it. I highly recommend these!!