Rating: 5 out of 5

I decided to read this because Michael Rosen, poet and artistic director of the Brighton Festival 2013, mentioned it as his book of the festival. I decided that as I’d never read it, I should and so ordered a copy.

I read this before finishing Sophie’s World as I needed something less thought-inducing to read on an evening before going to sleep, and it certainly fitted the bill.

Being a children’s book, it’s a quick and easy read for an adult, but it’s no less delightful and engaging for that. It seems to have aged pretty well, and doesn’t seem incredibly dated given that it was written in 1929. I enjoyed it a lot.

Originally posted to my Goodreads account