I first came across this book in my school library when I was about 9 and fell in love with this book. Edward Ardizzone is not only a good story teller he is a brilliant artist. It is still great and still gives me just as much enjoyment.
This story was much enjoyed by my children and now by my 5 year old grandson. Tim is an endearing, down to earth and dogged little boy who has exciting, nail-biting adventures which always end happily.