This is a really quick read. The book is told through letters, newspaper articles, drawings, reports, and advertisements. Each character has a chance to share his or her point-of-view through the different medium used through the book.
It is a great book if you have a child in upper elementary that enjoys books or for a read-aloud with mom and dad. Even though it is short, it isn't a good choice for struggling readers. Ignatius has a huge vocabulary, and he uses words like "beseechingly" and "conciliatorily." The change in medium every few pages also makes it a struggle for some readers, but a delight for others. A cute love story told in an original way.