When I was about 5, my mother signed me up for a book/album club. "Harvey's Hideout" was one of the many books I received through my subscription, but it is the one I remember most fondly. My mother would read it to me at naptime. I had it memorized, and quickly told her she had skipped a page if she dared try to skip through the book. Being a tomboy, I wanted to do all the things Harvey and his sister were doing, like forming my own club, cooking bacon and eggs over an open fire, and swimming in a lake. It's the stuff my childhood dreams were made of. If you ever cooked out in your backyard, or made forts, or had brothers or sisters, you'll love the charm of this book. It's hard to express how quickly, thoroughly, and happily this book takes me back to 1969. I think that kids today would understand its charm, too. If you have a little one, make it part of their collection, or do as I am, and buy it for yourself.