My daughter loved the book for its simplicity and narration. Ms. Murty is really a master storyteller and we just couldn't put the book down! This one is a superb addition to your bookshelf. It is perfect for very young readers who are new to Sudha Murty and also to those readers who want to break into chapter book reading. How the Sea Became Salty is a brilliant retelling of a beloved story and is the perfect chapter book for beginners!