I think this is a great deal - 26 books for less than a dollar a book. I've already given this to a couple of families with babies and they love it. Also, the box is not your average piece of throwaway packaging. Like Eeyore with the balloon and the empty honeypot, babies love to take the books out of the box and put them back in again. It's sure better than pulling all the books out of your bookcase onto the floor, another favorite activity for this age! Unlike the other review, I think the illustrations are cute and colorful, but as always, that's a matter of taste.