The storyline is fun and exciting for kids. We would recommend this book to kids in first, second, and third grade. The use of words is best for younger kids. The way the author wrote the book was very fun and made readers want to read more. It is so cute that there are talking animals that can read and do math. We liked learning about the author and her dogs, which made the book more interesting. Before we read a book, we always like learning more about the author and why (he or she) wrote about the topic or something we can relate to that happened to (the author) in (his or her) life. The coloring pages had a lot of detail. Maybe she can do a coloring contest?