I would rate this as more a 3.5. It was cute with vibrant illustrations, and it had a nice message, but what knocked it back from being a four was the didactic quality and some of the rhyming. I know that simple rhymes are good for small kids; they can remember them and feel like they are reading the book themselves. However, I feel like there are still standards, and I hate forced rhymes. I f you are going to write a rhyming book, I expect them to be clever and well done. If they are forced, I want to put it down. As I said, I can let this slide somewhat in a kid's book, but I still had to take it into account when rating this. Though I must say, I was very pleased to be reading a book by Dolly Parton!