Meaningful content and colorful, original illustrations. I purchased the series plus Dandy Lion for my four great nephews and my great niece. When I read Hamilton Troll Meets Chatterton Squirrel to the pre-school boys, they loved the artwork. The rhyme appealed to the lower elementary boys who are still mastering sound/symbol relationships. Hamilton’s simple life lessons are important and easy for all young children to understand and are presented in a manner subtle enough to invite adult-child conversation after reading the book. My great niece, an advanced reader in third grade, picked up Dandy Lion on her own and read it cover to cover. From a great aunt’s point of view, I am happy to see sweet characters in books as opposed to the smart-mouthed characters so prevalent in today’s television, movies, and many books. Kudos to Kathleen and her illustrators! – Jan B.