Several years ago, during a troubling time in my marriage, one of my children brought this home from school. i wanted to see what it was about, and before i knew it, i was reading it outloud to the kids--complete with different voices. it was entrancing! i loved it as much as they did! because of this book, my children and i created a happy memory in a time when it would have been easy to remember only the negative. whenever we discuss "the good ol' days", reading this book tops the list.