First off, the book is fantastic. Secondly, this ISBN for this particular version is not just for the hardcover, but also for the Imagination Library semi-hardcover with teaching moment guidelines on the book flaps. If you don't want that, you should verify which one you are getting when ordering this version of the book.
I have a 3 year old and a 1 year old and we LOVE this book!I'm trying to get all the books in the series. Anna Dewdney really knows how to capture the emotions of a toddler and as a parent you get to see how your little one may understand things. VERY talented writer/artist, and VERY fun book! This is NOT a book a kid can get bored and walk away from.