I bought this book when I was pregnant in anticipation & excitement for my first baby. I loved it & cried the first time I read it & I still have a hard time not getting emotional when reading it to my, now, nearly two year-old. My son loves books & reading & this one has been a favorite of his recently. He likes the illustrations & pointing out what he sees. And at the same time, he's getting a beautiful, powerful message of boundless aspirations, unconditional love, & being a positive force in the world. The only thing that would make it better was if it came in board-book form since he looks through it so much. But it's held up so far.