I have come to the conclusion that this series is what the TV show Grimm should have been. I love the idea of Grimm but lost interest quickly when I realized how very very similar the vessin(?) looked in comparison to each other. How can we consider each type as a distinct species when they all look alike?! Anyway, if all you really want is a couple of detectives solving mysteries involving the “characters” that inspired the Brother’s Grimm, this is the series you want. The kids are adorable while the story is in my opinion too dark for your average 8 year old (a rebellious 11 year old will adore it, though).