I bought this book for my six year old son, it is perfect for dipping into and inspires endless discussions about what life was like when his grandparents were growing up. Full of mini stories about the end of the war, refugees, football, advertising and art I have found he returns to it again and again. Perfect for children who are ready to progress from picture books to chapter books in terms of content but who like the reassurance of plenty to look at in a book as well as words. A great introduction to history too.
As with Michael Foreman's other books this is a delightful account of his early life. Both adults who experienced similar events and children alike will enjoy reading it. I shall treasure, it along with his associated books, as an amusing and historical account but also as a work of superb artistic skill.
Michael Foreman brings history to life for all ages - this book is easy to read for a child alone or to share together and discuss the topics within the book. The illustrations add life to information so none of it is dull.