The cover of the book features Willie and Baby Zoie decorating a Christmas wreath. The story is a gentle, light-hearted tale of the Mouse family and their lovely new home, Mouse Manor. The plot unfolds in a muted tone, without adult-style stress or worries that might alarm younger readers. One can easily imagine a youngster in your lap, after both of you have had a busy day, reading this story together and enjoying the nearly-endless detail in the colorful illustrations. It's an excellent choice for adults who read with children because it is a uniquely charming story with healthy, family-oriented tone.
In general, the story is aimed at younger readers who are not quite ready for chapter books; for most children this would be in the 6-8 year range.