Oh my. What a cute book. This is one of the books I've never heard of in my collection so I had no idea what to expect going into it. I was pleasantly surprised to find that this was one of Dahl's sweeter books. When you really stop and think about his books, you'll realize many of them are a bit mean spirited. Mean, nasty adults. 'Good' children who play tricks on the adults to pay them back and those tricks can be pretty mean.Esio Trot was much different than the other books. In this book we have an man who only wants the affection of his neighbor. He does pull a trick on her but it's not mean and everyone ends up happy! What more could you want for a quick read?The bottom line? It's a lovely, super quick read.