I recommend this book for boys and girls alike. It is a wonderful adventure and I loved the concept that what you write can actually materialize. For more information about the specifics see the reviews at amazon.com. I think it would be a wonderful read aloud for grades 3-5ish... Cheers to reading and discovering new and wonderful stories to keep us sleep deprived. IF you have suggestions of books you want to share, please email me and let me know. I do reviews for the Rocky Mtn News and am always on the lookout for a great book to promote!