A great summer read, short and sweet. I think everyone can learn something from this jewel. In regards, this book was the perfect length, not too long to bore the reader and elaborate on such an important theme as 'forever'. Nor was it too short to summarize points. The writing was languid and drowsy, definitely to be read on a hot or rainy afternoon. The epilogue was the most important part of the story, the end of hopes and it leaves much to hope for the Tucks. I won't give it away but it was very sad and yet ironic. Psst...the toad plays an essential part.