I'm kind of on the fence when it comes to Jan Brett. I'll admit she has huge talent and several of her books have really captivated me. But, then again, several of her books have fallen rather flat for me and I find her drawings of humans to be particularly lacking. So, I wasn't rushing out to read her newest offering. But, that cover really is darling....Long story short, this is a really delightful book. I think Brett is at the very tip top of her game here. These illustrations are marvelous! I'd even say her people have gotten much better! The message here is clear, but sweet and simple. Highly recommended!