Last year my son was just over a year old when we began reading this book to him. He liked it then but now he really enjoys telling us the names of all the various animals and things he recognizes. He also likes pointing out the main characters, "Gordie" and "Grampy" (which coincidentally is what he calls my dad)! We read it roughly 6 times per day or more. My husband and I are going to take him to see his own "grampy and grammy's" pumpkin patch too so he can experience first hand how a little baby pumpkin grows into a jack o'lantern. If our two year old learns the virtue of patience in the process, it will be an added bonus!The author,Nancy Skarmeas, also has a series of books about many Christian holidays including Valentine's Day, Easter and Christmas. Her writing style in My Jack O'Lantern as well as the other books is child-friendly, factual and but not "preachy"!In short, love the book and the author!