compare to "Fairies", the other book of Brian Froud, this is not as stunning, but still full of inspiration. The cover has a very nice linen texture, no dust jacket, but it doesn't matter at all to me. It's divided into 2 parts. 1st is good fairies, and the other half for bad ones, and you have to flip the book vertically. It's a pretty smart design and I find it's good. If you haven't got "Fairies", and consider buy only one, the other one is much better. If you like Brian Froud art and want to collect, this book is a must have in your collection. Imagine looking at these paintings in a cold rainy day, have a cup of tea on your cozy armchair, isn't it wonderful!! I have small problem with amazon delivery service for this book, but except from that, their packaging is still good as always.