I bought this for our recently adopted 18 month old son from Korea. This is the first book that he's ever sat through from start to finish without trying to grab the pages and flip ahead or throw on the ground. I'm not sure if it is the rhythm of the prose or the illustrations, but it was a pleasant surprise, especially since he is under evaluation for speech development. After playing around a bit as we were winding down for bedtime, he sought out the book and started flipping through the pages again. I read it to him two more times. I am very happy with the book. It's cute and fun and it engaged not easily impressed toddler.