This is a lovely sturdy book, that a small child could easily read whilst opened flat on his/her lap. The pages are made from hardened card, but lift easily with one hand, and what I especially liked is that instead of sharp square corners, this book has gently rounded corners, including on the cover, so this makes it easier and less 'poky' for little hands.
The illustrations are all hand-drawn and are reminiscent of books that I read when I was at primary school, some 34 years ago, so I found it a touch nostalgic.
The book itself covers The World, Woodlands, The Rocky Desert, The Rainforest, The Himalayas, The Savannah, The Arctic and Coral Reef and tells of the inhabitants of each world. The flaps whilst easy to lift (there are thumb-nail sized indentations that you can insert a finger into), need to be lifted with care and not bent too far back, as the 'seam' where they meet the body of the page itself is not reinforced and could be torn off (if handled roughly, not in normal use). Extra care needs to be taken on the initial lift, as the flaps are tucked in quite tightly. Under each of the 50 flaps, there is a little tidbit of info about the animal in question.
This is an excellent book, and loses a 0.5* only due to the flaps possibly ripping off after repeated use, as I am sure it will get repeated use. It contains a handy glossary at the back, and I think that it is excellent for the target-age, and worth the RRP of 8.99. The flaps reminded me a bit of opening flaps on Advent Calenders, which I am sure will enchant young readers.