I bought the board book. It's nice and think however. It is black and white on one page and color the next. It alternates. I don't remember that. The story line is rather blah, but I suppose little kids to bed it's ok.
I still have the original copy my son had as a toddler 26 years ago. This is a lovely, high quality edition. It brings back many fond memories looking at those classic pictures and verse. Every child should have this read to them.