I purchased this book (hard cover) this year as a Christmas gift for my granddaughter. I was excited for her to have this for her. It was published the year I was born and was a favorite of mine as a child. I purchased a copy for my daughter when she was little, and now it's time to start giving them to her children.
The book arrived today and imagine the horror I felt when I saw that some idiot somewhere had placed a bar code sticker right on the gold seal on the front of the removable book cover. Why!? There is absolutely no way to remove this sticker (which belongs in the lower right corner on the BACK of the cover) without it damaging it.
Given that the cover will be removed and put away so child can't tear it up, and that returning it for a replacement which may very well have the same issue would entail having to shop for packaging materials, etc, I accepted a $10 courtesy credit and she will receive the book as is. I cannot imagine why someone would place a sticker on a book in this fashion, SMH
5 stars for the book.
1 star for the sticker that made this purchase a sad disappointment.