this is a great book with lots of colours. the story is written in rhyme and therefor the child can almost guess the words so great for learning to read. As there are lots of fruits and veg illustrated and discussed in the book, it was also really good for having a discussion about the types of fruit, their colours and what they were doing. Matilda found it really amusing that fruit get up and dance - we had a 15 minute discussion as to whether our fruit at home gets up in the night and has a disco, and if it does, why does jasper (our dog) not bark! I love that this book is non gender specific for a change and is completely evokative of a childs imagination and something out of the norm - not fairy, unicorn, nursery rhyme related in the slightest. wonderful.