"Every day, Commander Sam Vines of the City Watch would be home at six o'clock sharp to read to Young Sam, who was one year old. Six o'clock, no matter what ... or who ... or why ... because some things are important."
Bookworm's interest at 19 months: Much to my amazement, he sits in rapt attention as his Daddy reads this to him. Maybe it's the different voices Dad uses. Maybe it's the lifelike, slightly creepy (very well done, just quite adult-like for a children's book) illustrations. He doesn't seek the book out and beg for it to be read, but he does seem to enjoy it every time. (The recommended age group is age 4-8, so we're obviously a bit early on this one).
Parent's Peeve: Not being familiar with Terry Pratchett's books, I questioned the appropriateness of naming a children's book character "Cut-Me-Own-Throat Dibbler," but I suspect by age 8, we'll have read worse.