I babysit frequently for a little boy (2 years old) whose father travels overseas for months at a time and then returns for a couple of days. While he's a bright and well-adjusted little guy, I can tell that he does have questions about his dad's absence. I saw this book in the library once and read it to him. Overall, he loved this book and requested to read it multiple times. The picture flaps were a great idea. It helped him understand what Dad does whenever he isn't home such as what he eats, where he sleeps, who he meets, how does he get there, etc. I think children often have questions like these but may not necessarily know how to articulate it. I am appreciative of the fact that this book pays attention to that. One suggestion I'd have is to use this book as companion with a children's atlas or map, and children can physically see where the absent parent is. Overall, this is a great book and has been very helpful for this family.