My daughter, age 7, has never been a very confident reader, although she does love her growing book collection. Cordelia was her most favorite book, I got it for her when she was 2, and we have it memorized from how often we've read it to her. Now that she's getting into chapter books, I knew I'd have to get her this book. We were captivated by page 1. Miss Michelle does such a great job painting beautiful pictures with her words, Maddie was literally at the edge of the bed listening or reading along. This Book made us laugh and cry. We had conversations about the book and wondered what was going to happen next. My daughter truly believes this book was written just for her. To see my Maddie so excited and engaged about a book was so heart warming and I knew that this was truly something special. We're having a hard time finding another book to read that's just as entertaining.