My sister gave this one to my daughter. Its illustrations are beautiful very pleasant to look at, but not over-cute-ified. & I really love the story. Though my child is still too young to follow the thread of a story, she loves to identify the animals on each page, & soon understood the "Baby monkey, Papa monkey, Mamma monkey" also. I highly recommend this as one of the introductory books. I do wish however, that the baby monkey looked a bit more baby-like, not so exactly like the adults.