This book is so much fun! It doesn't talk down to kids, but has a sense of humor that will appeal to both kids and their kid-at-heart parents/caregivers.It stars an obstinate pen that won't write what its users want it to write. For instance, when an police officer finds the pen and tries to use it to write a ticket to one Miss Glenda Weeble, instead of her name, the pen writes, "Kiss that girl!"The pen encounters several characters who would be fun to voice while reading the story aloud.I would definitely recommend this to parents looking for good books to read with their older preschool or young school-age kids. The language would be too advanced for most kids under four though, I think.