Polly and the Peanut Pull is not only a colorful, fun story, but it contains a much needed lesson about working together and the power of positive thinking. Written in a well-crafted rhyme, the rhythmical story is pleasing to the ear as well as the mind as the unlikeliest of heroes comes through for her community. The characters, clearly allegorical to the members of society, are diverse and interesting and show that everyone has something to contribute to the group effort. Children and adults alike can relate to and value the message here. I read it to my 6 year old, and she loved the sound of the rhyme and identified with the main character Polly, and my 8 year old was able to read it on her own, and she loved the illustrations and characters, actually pointing to the ones she liked best. I would not hesitate to use this story to teach my children or students about how important it is to work as a team to accomplish a common goal - there are not enough books with this lesson for youngsters. Sofranac captured it perfectly!