My son love the "If you give..." series. The other books I have run across have a printed paper cover and then the hard cover itself is more retro looking, which I love. This one was the hard cover with the same picture as shown, different from the others. There was also a donation on the back, which is fine. I may not of read the description, but if also may not have been in there. I do believe it was here in a very timely manner, as it was for Christmas. Overall, I had good luck, and the cover isn't that big of a deal, I am more bummed than what my son even cares!! He is just glad to have a new book! Thanks!