My first born has always been a book-lover from a very early age. She's 5 now and reads every day and loves Pete the Cat! When my second came along, he was not as interested in books. He's been a little behind his sister developmentally and has been taking speech, PT and OT therapies. He's 2 now and is just starting to show an interest in books, meaning they actually hold his attention for more than 3 seconds! His speech therapist showed him the Pete the Cat "I Love My White Shoes" video during one of his sessions and he loved it! He walked around the house singing the song for the next few days so, of course, we knew we had to get him the book! We purchased it for his birthday and it is now his favorite book! This book will always be special for us because it was our son's first favorite book :) I also love that they offer downloadable content with the book so you can listen to the song and read along with it. This book has a positive message about making the most of a bad situation - when Pete stains his new shoes it doesn't make him mad, he sees the positive side and has a good attitude about it. It also teaches colors and the repetition is great for little ones learning.