Wes found this one at our local library too. We were really taken with the story. It was very cute and anyone who has a somewhat irascible, loveable, and relaxed-to-the-point-of-lazy uncle would know exactly what I mean. There is also a hint of old-fashioned courtship that was very sweet as well and definitely worthwhile to impart to a perpetually grubby little boy. The artwork, as you can see from the cover, was also beautiful.
The Kid had the added bonus of having Grandpa read it to him so he was very thrilled about that. We will definitely be looking for more from this author.