My 2 year old is in love with "Mickey Mouse House" since his birthday is around the corner, this was the perfect thing for him. This is a lift the flap book. I have not had a problem with him trying to rip the flaps completely off. But, that is typical with these books. There is a surprise behind each flap (Goofy's hat, Minnie's flowers, etc. ) I used this book to intoduce him to the idea that his Birthday is right around the corner!