The story line can be too much for young children and may make sense for older children. My pre-kindergarteners and beginning of the year kindergarteners seemed to lose a lot of the story. However, when they used it to tell the story to each other (reading without using the words) they really enjoyed it. A second grader I was babysitting stumbled upon the book and absolutely loved it. The transition from a gray, gloopy world to a colorful world filled with jellybeans is one children of all ages will enjoy.
I recommend this book to parents of children of all ages.