The spark has been lit! I have been reading to my son (7) since forever, and we read many many books TOGETHER. Even so, this is the first book he has been excited to read ON HIS OWN without any prompting from me. He actually read most of the book in one day, and is excited to start the next one. Nothing but the highest praise from me on this book. Although, there are some incomplete sentences and other grammar issues I have spotted, they are not horrible enough that I would discourage him from reading these. I did ban one series of books because of that (Ook and Gluk was horrible *shudders*) I am so excited to see him devouring a book. Makes this book loving Momma proud!!