One of my cooperating teachers used this book as a way to introduce the importance of illustrations in books. First she read the book out loud without showing the pictures to the students. The students seem very uninterested. Then she explained to the student how important it is to pay very close attention to the illustrations because that is a big part of reading and understanding the book. The second time she read the book she included the illustration. This would be great for a 1st grade whole group lesson.