The author uses descriptive words throughout, allowing the reader to imagine the scenes and especially the box/viewer. He describes using all the senses - the odour of the entombed air, the detailed engraving etc. The story is short but the readers imagination could twist their own story within the book.
The book is full of fantastic illustrations which are as much apart of the story as the words themselves. The first page of the story is of a baby on a play mat - however the rest of the pictures are amazing - full of details which seem to appear before your eyes and tell the stories as well as the words.
I would recommend this book for a slightly older child, aged 7 and over.
Thank you to Michael from The School Run Forum and Hodder Children's Books for sending me the book to review.