This book is full of lovely pictures and sentiments about how all creation celebrated on the night YOU --whoever is experiencing the book-- were born. This book is great for children's self-esteem because it demonstrates how the creatures, and even the moon and the wind, were delighted about this new child. It doesn't cross the line of being too sugary-sweet, however. I have given this book at baby showers but also when the child is old enough to hold the book by him/herself. Children tend to recite favorite storybooks while looking at the pages, even before having the ability to read every word, and this one brings special pleasure since the characters are so happy about him/her joining their world, too. The illustrations depict the joy, like the polar bears dancing with glee on the cover, but the artwork seems steady and substantial enough to anchor the heady emotion while maintaining aesthetic quality. As a gift it is well-received, and I think this book will be a keepsake into adulthood. Overstock.com shipped it to the recipient's address that I provided in fine shape and in a timely manner. I am pleased!