This has been a wonderful aid to help discuss making friends with my reserved 8 year old daughter. She has genuinely loved reading it and brings it over to discuss with me. We sit down and revisit chapters she has read and it has brought us together as well. It's been weight off my shoulders having real practical tips to helping my lovely girl mix more and break through those self-conscious barriers. It delightfully and gently approaches friendship issues in a non-patronising way. A REAL help. I wish we had discovered it earlier - I would think it would be useful for mature 6year olds right through to children revisiting it in the first year of secondary school. While it is more geared to girls, my 6 year old son enjoys reading it with us too and discussing some of the issues it raises.