This wonderful book is an ideal gift for new parent. Featuring Eric Carle's much-loved Very Hungry Caterpillar on the front, and many more colourful illustrations from this and many of Carle's other books inside, it really is special. In hardback, and in its own presentation box, this book has plenty of pages to record those special moments in your new arrival's first year. There are seven sections to the book: Before You Were Born, Welcome, Coming Home, Your Firsts & Favourites, Playtime, Special Days and Milestones, totalling 48 pages to fill. You have space to write about mummy & daddy before the birth, the story of the birth, spaces for hand and footprints, envelopes for little keepsakes such as the hospital bracelet and a lock of hair. There are also places to explain the family tree, plus all baby's firsts, weight, teeth coming through, and all of these are interspersed with space for photos to be added. All around each page you have beautiful illustrations. I so wish I had known about this book when my two were babies! I love this and I am sure that you will too.