This is such a beautiful book, printed on high quality paper, with fine resolution for the watercolor prints. Also, there are some beautiful heretofore unpublished pieces by Potter at the end which are charming. Beatrix Potter’s books are timeless. For someone unaccustomed to children’s literature from a hundred years ago, you are in for a treat! Beautiful pictures, interesting and humorous stories filled with charm and wit! Such a contrast to the ugly and primitive artwork so popular in children’s books today! Also, the story lines are not out to propagandize children, boost self-esteem, give a “message;” rather, they are just lovely stories, tales well-told, often with the main character getting into some kind of trouble but managing to get out of it, either with help or through his or her own determination and intelligence (or luck). These books are good for toddlers on up—- our kids love them year after year.