I think our daughter liked this more than our son. Mary from the book is a lot less likable than Mary from the movie, but in a way, that makes the book much more likable than the movie. The chapters are too long for comfortably reading them aloud in one sitting. My daughter has since checked out two more Mary Poppins books, so that has to count for something, right?
Rating: 5.5 out of 7 giant inflatable monkeys.