This book is not good for anybody. It depicts an ugly Chinese figure (the cousin) who doesn't represent the Chinese people's characters at all, but is supposed to be the "soul" or real identify of the boy. It doesn't send a good message to American born Chinese, and is very offensive
This book is a great example of satire but needs to be accompanied by explanations as to why the inappropriate language and stereotypical images shown throughout. The book is a fabulous example of the difference between old "long ago and far away" tales of Chinese and a current, here and now struggles of Chinese-Americans.