I saw a friend's 6 month old with these books--he couldn't get enough of them, they were always in his hands, in his mouth, and he 'read' them with complete fascination. He had favorite pages, too! So i ordered a few for my year old neice. She loves them, and even her 4 year old sister wants to 'read' them. The artwork is eye catching, clever and attractive. They're soft and the pages don't have sharp edges, so little ones shaking them and flapping them around won't hurt themselves (or the books). The label says they can go in the wash. So much better than fabric books or paper books for little ones. I will continue to give these as gifts.