This is a great read aloud book that address the importance of empathy between siblings, without being preachy or sappy. The fanciful illustrations (I LOVE the floating tree islands!) and bright colours add to the story. The expressions on the children's and even the pets' faces will help parents discuss "how do you think Sami/Thomas/the Cat is feeling" with younger children while older children will appreciate the characters' brainstorming and problem solving. All in all, this is a worthwhile book to add to any family's collection, and I heartily recommend it.