I bought this book for one of my students who is a 6 year old boy. I worked with him as his tutor over the summer, after he had finished First Grade and was preparing for Second Grade. He is a huge Phineas and Ferb fan, and he absolutely loved this book! It not only included several stories in it, (most of which he was familiar with as they were taken from certain cartoon episodes), but it included various activities for him to do - so he was having fun and learning at the same time.
Obviously, we were able to practice and improve his reading skills with all the stories this book had inside, and he enjoyed every one of them and was eager to read (for once!)
Other activities included drawing and writing your own comic strip and finishing a comic strip already in the making (which helped develop his story writing skills and sparked his imagination). Several "Mad-Lib" type paragraphs are included as well, which my student thought were hilarious and absolutely loved! I completed those paragraphs for him by writing in the words, but he learned about different types of words as I would tell him which type of word to give me next and he'd come up with a noun or verb, etc, which I'd fill in and add to the story. Once it was completed, the short story made NO sense (and that was the fun part for him!) The fact that he was learning the meanings of nouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, etc, was the point of me having him do this activity. Creative pages including drawing certain things are also in this book as well as filling out and completing pages and even writing and drawing your own invention, amusement park ride and so forth.
I was very pleased with how much a child can learn from this book AND the fact that it really gets their imagination going. It is a HUGE PLUS that this book makes learning FUN for any child who likes Phineas and Ferb.
I highly recommend this book to ANY Phineas and Ferb fan, especially because it's not 'just' a book that contains stories but also teaches children numerous skills along the way. My student could not wait to work on this book during each of our tutoring sessions and ALWAYS had fun while learning something at the same time whenever we read it and worked on it together.