The main reason I didn't like this was the illustrations. Frankly, that kid is creepy. The images are static and he looks more like a posed doll than a live child. The sketchy backgrounds and crosshatching seem like they'd make it difficult for a very young child to focus and the story doesn't offer much scope for interaction with an older child. Overall, I felt the art looked amateurish and lifeless.
Verdict: There are fans of this series, but I wouldn't add it to my library. I prefer playBac's Eyelike Nature series (now sadly out of print) or something with more lively illustrations or photographs.
ISBN: 9781561455836; Published 2013 by Peachtree; Borrowed from another library in my consortium