This book does exactly what it says on the tin, i.e. it provides the words to the songs and rhymes from In The Night Garden. It is NOT a story book and never claims to be. It is ideal for singing and reading to a child familiar with the TV programme and brings much joy in my household. I finally know the correct words of the Iggle Piggle song and the Makka Pakka rhyme!
The artwork is stunning. A few quibbles, however. The book has the Ha Hoos saying "Ha hooo", whereas they never speak in the TV show but simply boing slowly along.
More annoyingly, part of the Iggle Piggle departure text is incorrect and some is missing.
My most serious reservation about this book is that despite its beauty, it is physically not as robust as it needs to me for a destructive toddler. The pages are made of cardboard. Definitely much better than mere paper but they are not hardboard like many children's books including other "In The Night Garden" products. The result is that many pages of our copy have become bent and dog-eared in the bottom right corner where they are turned. Also the pages as a whole have started to become detached from the cover.
The book may be physically better suited to an older child who knows to treat a book gently and with respect, but by the time they reach that level of maturity, maybe they will be too old for the content.