Well, if you've been reading Hemingway or Keats or Stephen King or (arguably, the greatest author of all time, Dan Brown) stop wasting your time. THIS is profound! Seriously, bought it for my 3 and 5 year old nieces. You open the book, make up the words in between sips of a decent IPA, mention the purple crayon occasionally, and they're thrilled. Shipped fine. Came in good book condition.