This has far better illustrations than most of the picturebooks out there- I love the sketchy, scribbly lines mixed with bright watercolor washes and torn tissue paper pieces. The facial expressions are delightfully wobbly, mixing simplicity with a lot of character. The book also features multicultural children which is great, although I wonder if the eyes on the little asian girl are too stereotypical- it's one of those things where you seem to lose either way by portraying stereotypes or not portraying people distinctly at all. The story is very simple but fun to read. The larger board book format also displays the illustrations nicely.