I am always looking for a special birthday present that will create a lasting memory. This book is just wonderful. My son loves writing in it and filling in all the pages. He will be very happy someday to have this time capsule to share with his own children and that makes it even more special. It's fun and not cumbersome at all. Includes opportunities for the child to write, draw, color, fill in the blanks...very easy! Will definitely order this for more birthdays coming up. Great for ages 5-8 I'd say.