I love Eric Carle's books - especially the original Very Hungry Caterpillar. The illustrations are beautiful and the story is simple and sweet. However, it is quite a small book. It is not the typical size of children's books. This wasn't a problem though as I bought this in anticipation of Father's Day - am going to write in the cover of the book and use it as a Father's Day Card-book. But if you are wanting to buy it to read with your children, a larger sized book would be better.