The story is whimsical and enjoyable if a bit slight, but the total package is really something special. I'm really just a sucker for beautifully and abundantly illustrated chapter books. I'm also a sucker for anything illustrated by Chris Riddell (Gulliver's Travels, Castle Diary, Ottoline, etc.). As always, his illustrations here are absolute perfection and enhance the story greatly. I think we will continue with the rest in the series (Corby Flood & Hugo Pepper), but I can't help but wonder if perhaps if this same author/illustrator duo's Edge Chronicles might be a better fit for us.