If you are expecting (as I was) Snuffy to be "a small brown dog, with bright black eyes and a cold wet nose" you may be a little disappointed. He is as described but the book does not open that way. The story is a charming tale in verse of how Snuffy helps find a lost child, my girls enjoyed the story, short and easy to follow for younger children. Some longer words, meaning that children just starting to read for themselves may need some help. The illustrations are the familiar ones and on the whole its a lovely little book, just not quite the trip down memory lane that I expected!