I bought this for my grandson aged 2 years 8 months because he is fascinated by but also a bit scared of the idea of foxes. I was a little worried about the scary aspects of the book but took the risk that it would help him like foxes. He was instantly completely absorbed by the story and it is currently his favourite book - the last one before settling down to sleep. The story has everything that small children adore - drama, suspense, emotion, fun, phrases to repeat, excellent characters and beautiful pictures. There are lots of little extras which children relate to, like the little mouse weeing with fright and the lamb having to mop it up, which had him in fits of laughter. Of course it all ends beautifully, underpinning the importance of caring and sharing and that if things go wrong, you can make it right again. Brilliant.