I have always loved this book. I got it as a child at a school book fair and lost it and finally replaced it as an adult. I love it that much. It teachs so many lessons about friendship, caring, and of course believing in yourself that it is perfect for both children and adults. And although I have seen most of the movies made over the years none of them do it justice. I have since bought it for my nieces and the older one cares it around like the treasure that it is.