I received this book in the mail from a club by accident and kept it because my just-turned 3 year old and I enjoyed it so much. Children really enjoy repetitions (the cat, dog and duck constantly say "Not I." to pleas for help from the red hen. And then there are the numerous mentions about pickled eggplant which have become a joke in our house.) in this book, and it excites my daughter to "read" the next page before I do. It enforces a nice theme of helping each other and the pictures are wonderful. I intend to give it as a gift to several friends!