this book was ideal and fun for my 3 1/2 year old grandson the lift up flaps he likes guessing what was under them before lifting them up , it was very sturdy .the cuddly toy was lovely . it kept my grandson interested and he enjoys it being read to him .i will buy another one with another story in it he enjoyed it so much.
We were given this as a gift, at first it seemed fairly expensive for what it was, but actually we've had a lot of fun with it. The book is just the right level for 22 month old son who doesn't like listening to long stories, so the short words and action of the flaps is perfect. Then afterwards we play hide and seek with the toy dog around the house, and as a result have played far more with this soft toy than any of the others we have. In fact my son's first word (he's a late talker) has been 'where'... so clearly the book has had a big impression on him!