This book was easy to read with not too many challenging words (ready, know, doghouse) for beginning readers. It is rated as a Guided Reading Level G book. The story was not well-developed or particularly interesting and the ending was really abrupt and disappointing. It still gets three stars because it was the first book that my six-year-old daughter read with chapters. She was beaming with pride about having read a chapter book. Throughout the day as we talked with people, she would whisper in my ear to tell them she read a chapter book. She even read it again to my husband when he got home from work, she was so proud.