I bought a few of the books in this series for my 6 year old to read on a long trip. While I like that the story teaches some good lessons, including being honest and obeying one's parents, I did not like that there was name calling (sissy, mama's boy, etc.) I thought this would be one series I wouldn't have to be concerned with giving him to read himself. I was wrong. It may not be a big deal to all parents but we try to give our children positive, wholesome things to read when they are reading on their own and save books that have topics we need to address or discuss with them for reading out loud as a family. I wish the author would have left that out. It didn't enhance the story at all and could have made the same points without it. Other than that, the story was cute and kept my son's interest. The chapters are very short - much too short for a read aloud but good for a child who is ready to start chapter books on their own. While the story doesn't mention God, that I remember, it does teach values.