A 3.5 star review.A children's book, and like the earlier books in the series, actually nothing special to look at. Yet it has charmed me completely. I think this may have a lot to do with the narrator - I think it might just be one of those books that's better read aloud than read yourself. The plot is fairly standard, but it is a nice comfort read that doesn't even need the rosy glasses of nostalgia to make me enjoy it.A few surprises about the plague in this one though. I'll be interested to see what happens next.