The use of colloquial English is charming, and lends itself to being read aloud for the entertainment of young children, and older readers could be encouraged to choose voices and develop their own sense of the characters through reading aloud to younger siblings.
I believe it was a great book. It taught me that it don't matter what color you are people are willing to work together to help each other. I also learned kids will be kids so I can tell my mom that. I also learned by reading this book that education is VERY important. At first I had trouble until I understood they were spelling things the way it sounded not correctly.