I got this book hoping to start a love for chapter books for my 4 year old son. He loves dragons and has a wild imagination so this felt like a good fit. My plan was to read 1 chapter to him every night at bedtime. We ended up getting this through this book much quicker than anticipated because and he got more and more into the story he was beg me to read one more chapter! Some nights reading 4 or 5 chapters. What a wonderful story! The chapters go by quickly (there are 16 of them) and there were just enough illustrations to keep him engaged. Each day a family member would ask him what happened in his book the night before and I'd love to listen to him retell what he'd heard. We finished last night and he immediately asked if we can start reading it again today. There a few questions at the end of the book. I was really impressed with how his answers showed his grasp of the story, even the unwritten/implied parts. I highly recommend the book and I will be buying the rest of the series right away!