I bought several books about going to the doctor for my 17 month old son. He was terrified during his last visit, and I'm hoping familiarizing him with the process with help alleviate some of his fear next time. He has another Corduroy book he enjoys, so I had high hopes for this one. My main complaint about this book is in most of the pictures Corduroy appears distressed! It feels like it defeats the purpose of buying it in the first place. I didn't expect happy smiles every scene, but I don't want him to spend half the story with a frightened or upset frown. My second complaint is much more minor, but with the constant repetition of Corduroy's name it's cumbersome to read aloud. I mean, one to two short sentences per page and they manage to shoehorn in his name every time, sometimes even twice. However, despite my complaints, my son does seem to enjoy it. He's brought it to me several times to read, and will sit through several repetitions.