This book about fitting in with others would be best read by a child himself. If the child needs to be read to still, he may not be old enough to understand the message in the book.
It was very cute, though. The cool bean thought that his friends had deserted him, but in reality, they were right there for him when he needed them.
At the beginning of the book, I took it to mean that the beans had started middle school, but the maturity level of the book is a little younger than that.