This is a wonderfully simple story about the importance of eating one's lunch, although the "lesson" is so well concealed within the charming story, that it doesn't seem like a lesson at all. The pictures are equally charming, with a cast of four -- the little girl and three loveable animals. The Mum in the story is subtly depicted in just one picture as a pointing hand. The story is written in the first person, and I like to think that it is indeed autobiographical as the little girl is seen painting pictures which resemble the animals which Rebecca Cobb has created for the story. I think young children will enjoy it all as much as I did.