I bought this for my 10 month old after seeing another mommy friend have one for her baby. Babies love paper - the feel of it, the sound of it, the taste of it - but paper rips off and isn't baby food! This book is great, my daughter loves the texture, the images, and it IS indestructible. She can knaw on it, suck on it, whatever, and the book is fine. I will buy another.