I consider Alexander McCall Smith to be the equivalent of comfort food for the reader. He is so funny and writes so well, and I love all his characters—even the annoying ones! This book is from his 44 Scotland Street series, which follows all the folks who live in the different flats at 44 Scotland Street. Bertie is an adorable and very smart 6 year old with a very overbearing mother. Bertie is so tired of his mother that he puts himself up for adoption on eBay. It has been fun following all the characters from 44 Scotland Street. I have enjoyed all of McCall Smith’s series as audiobooks. I recommend his other series as well…they all make for an enjoyable and fun listening experience.