I remember hating it when I was little, but now I love it. It's an excellent way to learn about animals, and its cool how Eliza can speak to animals. Although, Eliza can be very nieve when it comes to animals, she isn't as safe as she should be, and she often becomes in danger. Debbie (the teenage sister) can be rather depressing at times because of her dull attitude, but she can be very caring towrds her family. The parents (mostly the dad) can be a little ... tonto, but they're very sweet and loving, the mother is the most responcible. Donny is the wild boy they found (he drives Debbie nuts) he often causes trouble. Darwin is a chimpanzee who is very cafefull and nervious, and is usually dragged along with Eliza on her adventures. The characters look a little.. strange, but interesting, Eliza isn't one of those 'gorgious' girls, which I actually admire, about time they show you don't have to look model perfect! I'd recomend it, the family travels all around the world, and teaches not only about the animals, but the cultures of the native people.