This book leaves a lot to be desired - the text is lacking and not really that educational, the Mandarin pinyin is inaccurate and would irk any Chinese speaker, and there isn't a lot to read. Otherwise the board book format is great and a nice attempt at trying to introduce a part of Chinese culture. My toddler likes it enough as the illustrations are cute and I go through the pages with her describing the animals in Chinese. We don't read the text by the author as it's not that engaging for a 2 year old. The illustrations are probably the best part. I ended up returning the book but Amazon let me keep it, so now we have it, otherwise I would have sent it back. Not worth the $.