My 8 year old daughter really likes dragons and she loved this book! There are a lot of flaps that lift up to reaveal more information. Maps show what areas which types of dragons lived. The font style changes a lot to look like handwritten scientific notes. It is a sturdy, well made book. The one drawback is that it talks about how dragons evolved, which we don't believe in evolution. So we just discussed it and concluded that if dragons really ever existed they were exactly how God originally made them.