We've taken this book out from the library several times. The illustrations are gorgeous and the message is heart warming. The last time we read it we spent more time looking at each page than actually reading the words. Skyler closed the book, looked at the front for a minute and said "Mommy, these pictures are so pretty that this book should have a medal on it". I'm assuming she was speaking of a Caldecott seal and had to agree with her.