One of the best scenes in the book is when Andre is twelve and a friend of his father's is driving him to school. The friend obviously thinks Andre is a lot older than he is. Since the friend doesn't realize that Andre is only twelve, he asks Andre if he wants a cigarette. This is the first time I've ever read about a twelve year old being mistaken for an adult. I really understood the comedic direction the book was going after this scene.
I don't think that the Andre The Giant in the book looks like the real Andre The Giant, but it's ok because I think he's supposed to look cartoonish. I really like the cartoony style. It's simple yet pleasing to the eye. When he's holding bottles that are dwarfed in comparison to his hand it shows you what everyday life is like for him. The simple art helps you concentrate on the main focus of the picture, unlike a picture that shows every detail of a setting.
I think this book is appropriate for all ages, but I think only ages 12 and above would enjoy or