My two young sons LOVE this book (4 and 2 yrs old). It is a perfect sampling of Richard Scarrry's stories and pictures. My 4 year old picks it out everyday to read during his quiet time. Non readers can enjoy the pictures so much that they can be captivated by it for most of an hour. It has some of his Mother Goose rhymes, some Aesope's fables, plenty of pictures out of his "Word Book" with everyday pictures (ie: "The Kitchen", or "Clothing") labeled with their words, and some very classic and silly Richard Scarry stories. Some pages teach colors, ABC's, shapes, counting, seasons, manners, all about trees, flowers, trains, boats, cars and trucks, and much more! Our family loves the way Richard Scarry (and Patricia Scarry) write stories that look at the world through the eyes of a child - simple, silly, and full of everyday wonder. This book could be a text book of childhood!