This book has artwork and imagery in it, which is just beautiful. It really takes it to another level and makes the book a perfect keepsake. The story is really nice, though as an adult reading it, I felt it was a little abrupt at times. Maybe it works for a young pre-teen or tween girl, who is the target reader. I bought it for a favorite niece. All in all, the hardcover version is a good buy, and a great gift.