The details in the illustrations are absolutely incredible. I purchased this book when it was on sale around the holidays but would gladly pay full price. The quality is fantastic-you can tell the creator of these illustrated books took great pains to bring the world of HP to life in print. I always bring it out when my HP loving friends and family come over, and everyone is blown away by these gorgeous illustrated editions and are quick to add them to their wish lists. I honestly can't think of a single negative thing to say about this edition, other than if you are hoping to see the Hollywood movie stars' faces then you will be disappointed. In my and everyone I've shown this to opinion, it only adds to the charm and timeless feel of these books. I can't wait to share these books with my daughter one day when she's old enough, and let the magic entrance her. Young or old, these editions are a treasure for everyone.