Something that I find very intresting about this book is how Mr. Hoppy would go through all of that trouble just to please Mrs. Silver.
I LOVED this book! It's such an amazing book for every age. I loved Mr. Hoppy's affection for Mrs. Silver. Mr. Hoppy told Mrs. Silver that he had a trick to make her pet tortoise Alfie grow bigger. Mr. Hoppy is in love with Mrs. Silver but she doesn't know he exists. So he trys to win her affection through the one thing she loves the most; Alfie. So every day he puts a ''magic spell'' on Alfie and Mrs. Silver thinks it will make him grow. But actually Mr. Hoppy is replacing Alfie with a larger and larger tortoise each time. I think this is an excellent book and I suggest it to everyone!