Boy, oh, boy!! This boy means business!! I also found this book in my placement and boy is Alexander serious! I would use this book for not only talking about stubbornness and keeping an open mind, but also for character analysis! Alexander does a lot of changing in this book and there is a lot of good traits to introduce through this book. I would use this in a 3rd or 4th grade class! He really does mean it by the way!