When I first picked this book up, I was surprised how long it was. I initially thought that this would be way too long for a picture book. It did turn out to be a little long for my taste and it may be difficult for young ones to stay focused for the entire story. I was glad that even though it was long, there wasn't an overwhelming amount of text to read. I enjoyed how the animals were transformed into their masquerade outfits, the art work is very smart.