This was the first Arthur Book I bought for my four year old daughter...who very strongly believes in Santa . As I was nearing the end of this book while reading it to her, I realized where we were going with the ending. I understand if your target age is ten years old or so and they are doubtful, but I had to explain to my daughter after we finished the book why Santa didn't eat the stuff that Arthur had worked so hard on, and why the sister got rid of it all. I bought this book at a school book fair, and I was really looking forward to introducing her to Arthur Books. Now, I can't say that I'll ever buy another one.