First I off I barely know the song that this book referenced and I did not get to listen to the CD that comes with the book. I was impressed with the art and the had the tune of the song in my head as I read it. It felt... I wouldn’t say depressing but very mellow...almost too mellow.
Also this seems to be only for a son. As in the song or story “I will be here my son” is throughout the book. Nothing wrong with that I just thought Puff the Magic Dragon is more for every child or adult but a little hard to translate this song into book form for more then boys.
I loved the art and the message but not the wording for a book. Maybe with the CD it stands out better.