I bought it despite bad reviews, and am so glad I did!
The book is well made; thick; good, sturdy pages that will last as kids handle them. The pages are large (about the height of a 3 year old), thick, and also shiny. I find the variety and number of songs to be excellent. Just flipping through it gave me lots of teaching ideas. (At the back of the book, scholastic provides additional ones for you.) Songs cover the gamut - from sitting in a circle, to celebrating a birthday, cleaning up - to losing a tooth. Lots of important and memorable classroom moments to come! There is nothing like a song to help learn new words and expectations. I have lots of plans for my ESL class with this one and just ordered several others that are similar from the same company.