A little book with a big message. A little wooden soldier goes a long journey to join the army and comes back to his young owner with the good word that ""Nobody is too small to help with this war."" The story is quite gay and moves along at a lively pace. Second and third graders will enjoy reading it for themselves, just for the story, and the ""moral"" doesn't get in the way at all. In fact it's pretty welcome, since good morale-building books about the war have been sadly lacking, especially for this age.