I did not think this was a bad "little" book. But I interpreted the word "little" to mean the size of the book, which in fact, was little. However I think what they meant was that all the letters in the dot-to-dots were lower case, i.e. "little" letters. This makes a big difference at that very young age where they are just learning their alphabet. My daughter could have done a capital letter dot-to-dot independently, but needs alot of guidance with the lower case version. That's not necessarily a bad thing - it just depends on what stage of letter recognition your child is, and whether you had planned to have your child use the book independently or not.