My mother, a 2nd grade teacher, read this to her class and they howled with laughter. They request this book daily. So she bought a copy for my 3-year-old neice, Daphne, and she LOVES it just as much! She wants it to be read over and over again, in part because of how dramatic we are when we read it to her (and yes, we hug her at the end). The dramatic, colorful illustrations are captivating. She does ask why his teeth look like that, we dont want to say becuase he's a little terror, we just say that it's okay for everyone's teeth to look different. One day, though, when my brother, her father, was eating with his mouth open she said, "Daddy, don't be like David!" It was so funny, to see her mind working and remembering that. It's a funny book that should be a part of every child's collection. Heck, I want if for myself even though I haven't any kids yet!