Bought the entire set as a Christmas gift from Santa for my niece. She is an avid book reader and at 9 years old I want to encourage her to read as much as possible. Kids need to read more instead of sitting in front of the tv. I always encourage her to read and these books she was reading aside from her school work and loved them. Ivy and Bean always have some sort of adventure on their hands so she would tell me all about it after she would read each book. Loved hearing how she was so entertained with these characters.