Both of my parents talk about how much they enjoyed this book when they first read it as kids. Because of this we selected it as an audio book for our car ride to DC (11 hours of driving time gives you time to read and listen). All 4 of us (me ,10, my 13 year old brother, mom, and dad) really enjoyed the story. It was fun to think about how little people could survive by borrowing things from humans. If I were the little boy, I would have been amazed by how small the people were.