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Don't understand the popularity; one kid bored, the other scared
on March 19, 2015
I don't know why this is so popular. My twins are 2.5. My son seemed to find it boring, and did not get engaged even with reading it with a lot of vocal expression. My daughter was scared and asked me to take it away. She said "it makes me feel worried". She likes other possibly scary books with dragons trying to eat the characters and so on, so not sure what it is about this particular book. I looked on Amazon.com and .co.uk and there are other reviews with same outcome. My kids love Julia Donaldson books, Lynley Dodd books, Mr Men books, The Tiger who came to Tea, Paperbag Princess, Grumpy Bird etc.