Well, I was wrong. There is nothing simple about this book. It's a wonderful book for children of all ages. On the days when it was the 1st book Ethan wanted me to read, we could picture read in detail. A wonderful story would unfold about a Chimpanzee searching for his mother, seeing mommies and babies everywhere entwined in hugs. And on the days when this was book number 20, we looked at pictures and read the three words.
The art work is cute, but the simplicity of the eternal story of the child/parent bond is what makes this story shine. It's one of those books that depends on the reader to help it come alive.
The best part of the book is, now that Ethan is 4, I can get him to read it to me. He can tell the story. It's great to see how his imagination comes through with the assistance of some wonderful illustrations.