Anyone who is a parent will get a bit misty-eyed when they read this book... I, however, bawled like a baby, and had to compose myself to finish reading it! My kids (3-1/2 and 1-1/2) sat through and listened to the whole thing. They liked it a lot! Especially when they started rubbing my back and saying, "Okay, Mommy???" GREAT BOOK!!!!