My seven-year-old granddaughter read this to my 4 1/2-year-old grandson. They both liked it and laughed a lot. But she thought the cat should have been able to drive the car more easily ;-). He really liked the part with the tea and honey. 🙂 And they both thought the cat sitting her head, and the cat holding down the sunshine was hilarious.
I found myself re-reading passages just for the sheer pleasure of it. The book is filled with literary and beautiful language as well as a very astute understanding of what it means to be young, and on your own in a world that can sometimes brutal and preoccupied.