One of the top 5 books I've purchased - and I've bought several throughout the years as presents. This is a timeless book....for toddlers to 8 years old for both the artistic illustrations and clever wording. My daughter, now 30, has her copy I bought a long time ago. She wanted to keep it for herself, so I purchased a new copy for her 1 1/2 year old daughter. Her daughter loves the book! I suggest buying the hardbound as it will surely be a favorite for years.