If you love the illustration in the old 1950s readers, then you will love this book. It is just loaded with beautiful illustrations of children. This seems to be a health text book for primary grades as there is little writing in the book, especially the beginning where the lessons to good health and grooming are told in pictures.There is more text as the book progresses. Soooo much you can do with these illustrations... The book measures 8.25" x 5.75" There is a little bit of soiling, but it's mostly on the inside cover pages.