After dragging it out over two weeks, GJ has finally finished. It was everything GJ had hoped for, kind of like Pearson. GJ loved all the characters, every page, and the cover. GJ licked the cover twice for MDH so that she would fully understand the love for the book. GJ read it every night in the tubby and in between commercials on MSNBC. Spectacular. Now GJ has recommended this book to BJ. Very nervously GJ informed BJ that the book is a translation...from gasp...French. The last time GJ recommended a translated book to BJ, BJ spent 2 weeks chastising it and GJ. GJ can just picture BJ picking it up from the library, getting comfortable on her hydraulic stool, and crossing everything out in red yelling "Non, c'est terrible." Still...for those of us who are not versed in the french, it's a keeper.