I bought this for my Grandson (2 yrs) as a stocking filler. I expected a standard board book, so often poorly written and chasing sales by using the latest TV character. This little book is brilliant. The words are simple, yet with the slight repetition that small children love, and properly constructed sentences. The story has a good plot. There's even a little picture in one corner that gradually goes from a little snowball to a dressed snowman. The downside was that it was his favourite present and 6 adults spent most of the day taking it in turns to read it aloud!