I really love this book and the illustrations, but you really don't want to cut the pages to make the dolls. Which is a little frustrating. So, if you want to have this book just to admire the art and whimsy, it's perfect. Also, if you did want to cut out the dolls, the paper just doesn't seem thick enough. It's fine for the clothing but the dolls just don't seem to be sturdy enough. And since the doll pages have printing on both sides, you would lose some text in the process. The backgrounds are ADORABLE, but since they are two pages (centerfold-like) you would destroy the middle taking them out of the book. Since the book doesn't open up flat, you can't fully appreciate the art either. Overall, I think the author and illustrator are amazing, but I think the publisher could have done a better job not making the construction of this book so frustrating.