We own several of Eric Carle's illustrated books, and this is our least favorite! Repitition is good for children, but this book goes a little over board. "Is this my cat? This is not my cat" is on every page of the book until the end.. the illustrations are great, as usual, but the excitement ends there. If you do not own an Eric Carle book, this one will turn you off to him, and his books are wonderful. Skip this one and choose 'Brown Bear, Brown Bear, what do you see?'(teaches colors and animals), 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'(teaches days of the week, numbers, and how eating healthy affects how you feel), 'The Very Busy Spider', 'The Very Lonely Firefly', 'The Very Grouchy Ladybug' or any others.