My daughter and I loved the book! A Hole book is a great way to transition children to chapter books or to get them invested in the reading habit. Even for eager readers, this one is a treat. The book spins a wonderful and charming mythos around Aunt Malu, her herbal cures and her adventures with her niece, young Veena, who wants to help her aunt find very special spoons that she needs to make her cures. The book is filled with a fun plot twist and friendly, loveable characters.