If you are looking for a good book to help kids learn to read (especially boys) look no further. Many books at this level just use repetition or painful rhyming and easy words but do not meet the requirement of a good story - introduction, problem, development then resolution. This series, on the other, hand usually has some absurd occurrence conveyed then follows the path of a good story perfectly - and using so few words its amazing. And most of them are funny too. They fill the gap between books that just label things to first readers. "See Pip Point" is my favorite, with "Swing, Otto Swing" a close second.