Great story. Sammy the Sea Serpent is the first in a series of kids books. Good characters. This is definitely a book that you can use if you are trying to teach young ones how to read like I will soon be trying. I liked the intro, how the characters were introduced, how the story progressed. It never felt like when will something happen? Although it is primarily a kids story the story can be enjoyed by adults and kids alike. Again, must read especially if trying to teach kids to read.