The description says hardcover. It is not. This book is a PAPERBACK. Size is 12 by 8 1/2 inches, 32 heavy weight pages. There are six colorful dragons to construct, wings, horns, scales and all! They have fanciful names - Bayowulff, Noddingham, Skelly, Montague, Radborne, Soarington. The cover says - Easy to assemble - no scissors - no paste. I think they would probably need a bit of glue on the tabs to help things stay together. I child could do this - maybe age 8 and up.