I first found out about this book when I was listening to NPR on my previously long commute. The book intrigued me and I purchased it as a birthday present for my pre-teen niece. I received a prompt thank you note from her stating that "I pick out the coolest books!" The Easter bunny must have know that it was on my wish list because, lo and behold, it arrived Easter morning in my 6 year old's Easter basket. The book is over 500 pages long, but over half of which are beautiful illustrations. The black or black trimmed pages combined with the curious illustrations captured all of my kids (hubby included) attention immediately. Somehow the book was placed on a book shelf during "redding up" and we're just now starting to read it. Stay tuned for reviews from the kids!