I still remember the first time I read this book. It was at my favourite children's bookstore in Madrid, La Mar de Letras.
I didn't like it that much: the illustrations were fantastic but I didn't quite like the story.
Nevertheless, I bought the book.
When my youngest son saw it he was excited: his teacher had read it to him and he thought it was fantastic.
So then I thought I had to give it a chance.
I've read it and read it quite often. I do love it! It's a great story.