The language and artwork are geared towards a pre-school or early elementary aged child. The drawings are simplistic, but relate well to the story. I read the book to my 7 yr old and 5 yr old. They both said it was okay when I finished. It was okay, but there were several things that I didn't like. In a previous book about the boy it talks about his sister. And yet the boy seems unable to relate to the girl next door at all. The events that describe the relationship between the two do not flow well together or even make sense with the story. The sequence of events show the little girl in a very negative light. Since the boy only talks to his stuffed cat, there isn't any adult guidance or instruction on how to deal with anything, so the ending thought is that girls just don't make sense.
I received this book free of charge from JKS in exchange for my honest review.