I rate this as a reader, not as a bookseller or mom. And I have to say I just find this one erratic and dull. And it is SO LONG. I infinitely prefer the Seuss books with a story to them. We read HOP ON POP the other day and it has a similar problem but is mercifully shorter. This admission may cause me to lose my bookseller membership card; so be it. I also hate The Giving Tree and I Love You Forever.