Wonderful story, beautiful artwork, love the prose. Wonderful story about woodland friends helping their buddy stay up (for once) so he doesn't miss Christmas. They all contribute in their own way to make it special. Very sweet, lovely and memorable book. We read it every Christmas and all throughout the year, one of our favorites. Have given this as a gift to many and all love it. I would opt for the LARGE book, as the details in the pictures are so neat for the kiddos to notice. Two thumbs up. It's a mug of cocoa covered in whipped cream in front of a fire... in book form. :) Enjoy!