The book is soft cover and about 13" x 9 1/2". As with many children's books that have been read over and over through the years, you can expect some wear such as small tears, bends, creases or marks on pages from little hands. I will note any major flaws. Overall condition of this book is good with u shaped tear wear near top on back cover...all pages are secure. Famed children's illustrator Ruth Newton has done each piece of artwork in this book...simply adorable!! Book dates to 1943 and was published by Whitman.