As a family we really enjoy Roald Dahl books so I was excited to read this to my daughter. It was a nice quick read, took 3 10-15 minute chunks at bedtime. It was easy to read and the illustrations helped my daughter follow the story. She enjoyed the story a lot, once she sussed out the secret plan she said it was a very clever story. It wasn't as silly/funny as other Roald Dahl books, but it was still a very good story.