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Cute little book. Not riveting and the 3rd person narrative style was a little awkward. But a fun, short read.
AR level: 5.0
Grade appropriate: 3rd & up
Overall: 3/5-- fun, cute
Creativity: 4/5-- It felt like snapshots of the life of the Van Gogh Cafe which is unique in children's lit.
Characters: 2/5-- I did not get attached to the characters, but they were likable.
Engrossing: 2/5-- I did read it in one day, but that was more attributed it it's length.
Writing: 2/5-- the story telling style was a little awkward.
Appeal to kids: 3/5-- honestly, the length will make it very appealing to reluctant readers.
Appropriate length to tell the story: there was a definite story which can be tricky in a book so short.
Violence: none; one old man dies naturally & very peacefully in the cafe. Handled well, not disturbing.