I bought this book for my 18 month old, thinking he would be ready for it in about a year. He found it on the shelf, thrust it into my hand and loved it. I have been reading it to him every night (and most days too) for the last couple of months. It is beautifully written and the verses are soft, lulling and soothing. The artistic work remind me of my childhood books and are so innocent, yet lifelike. We make actions for the verses and then he kisses me twice on the penultimate page. This book is the perfect preparation for bedtime and certainly appropriate from 18 months. Wonderful!