I bought this for my daughter who is just 7 and mad about animals, she is reading at a good level at school, but starting to want to read other books, however, most I have looked at are either too simple with no storyline, or the vocab. is too difficult for her to decipher on her own.
Little Animal Ark is perfect, largish print, but gives the feel of a 'Chapter Book', the language is easy to understand, as are most of the words - there were only a couple that she struggled with. At first we read a page each, but a few days later, she came in one morning and said she read it on her own, I was thrilled, as this is hopefully the start of her reading for enjoyment. Now she wants the others, especially the 'mouse' one!
A great introduction to reading for pleasure.