There's a lot going on in this little book. The story alternates between tiny dream-givers, and a woman, boy, and foster parent. The anger in the boy and the glimpses into his past are especially heart-breaking. More mature elementary-school age kids will gain more from this story.The entire premise is based on the fact that dream-givers take memories from a person's possessions to bestow dreams, but how many dreams actually contain real memories, good or bad? Mine are usually completely random and weird. So while the premise is a nice idea, it bothered me when thinking about how dreams don't really work that way.