What I liked: How the pictures keep up with the story. I think this story should be read to children. There are several questions they will have and the parents should be there to answer them. For example, "If the other side of the wall is so bad, why did he leave a hole in the wall?" This is where you can teach them that God gives us a choice.
What I disliked: The way the author uses a man, Shaddai, as the children's guardian and refers to him occasionally as "Master" instead of his name, Shaddai. You can simply use the characters name in place of it.
Overall Rating: Very Good
Age Appeal: 4 - 8
Publishing Info: Crossway Books, 1999; ISBN 0891079920; $15.99