We had this book and lost it on a return airplane trip from Grandma and Grandpa's house. My almost four-year-old depended on this book as a bedtime story (and sometimes she'd get me to read it in the morning). Needless to say, she was quite sad about losing the book. We've borrowed it from the library, but that only satisfies until you have to return it. This book will be one of her birthday presents. She just loves the story and other versions will not satisfy her. Since she has memorized this version, other versions are either too short or skip over some of the best parts. The illustrations are excellent and the text is appropriate for young children (the evil queen is not too scary). Of course, Snow White is one of the best Disney stories and if you have the video, this book is an excellent complement because it follows the storyline very closely.