I could use this book during the first week of school. Sometimes starting back to school can be scary, so I would use this book as a way to help make this transition easier. I would tell the students to bring their favorite stuffed animal, action figure, or animal toy with them on the second day of school to be their buddy for the day. They would be able to have their buddy during snack and play time. They would also be able to have their buddy while I read this book aloud. The guided reading level is L. I would read this book to first, second, or third grade.