This book deals with a family member struggling with a drug and alcohol problem. This is a serious issue that affects the whole family. A note from the authors at the end of the book shares how this problem affected their family and made them feel ashamed, embarrassed and even scared. They wrote this book so that readers facing this type of problem will be willing to talk about it and find help.
I would recommend this book to readers in grades 4-6 and would encourage parents and teachers to have discussions with their children about drug and alcohol abuse problems. My in-laws enjoyed reading this book with their granddaughter and laughed at the crocheted toilet paper doll and the old ladies saving rolls in their purse from the 4:30 buffet.