I bought this book TWICE as a gift for my nephews birthday. I returned BOTH. The packaging was fine, and I received other books as well in the box, all in excellent condition. This one arrived, as in the photos, horribly bent and would not close properly. I can’t even imagine how it got that way, or that it got past any sort of quality control. I returned the first one. After I could not find another gift option I wanted, I decided to buy another of this same book. I was absolutely shocked to see the second book arrive in the same condition. Exactly the same issue. ( I would’ve thought it was actually the 1st book, except they did not require a physical return, and I threw it away). Clearly they have some sort of garbage stock and are trying to sell them! So disappointing for anything from Amazon. I would not recommend to buy this book. Odds are good it’ll look like mine!