By the author of Paddington Bear! Light-weight read, but a welcome break from long, heavy novels of late. I have an aversion to the French language, simply because I cannot pronounce it and it usually ruins my flow of reading, but the author's light sprinkling of french words throughout the book was more like a "child's first dictionary." I quite enjoyed learning the odd word by sight. Believe it or not, it may just be the reason I choose another book in this series.