I'm fairly certain that part of the reason I wanted to have children is so that I can read them Harry Potter in bed at night. This book is going to make that dream even more wonderful.
This book is unbelievably stunning. It's a hardcover copy of the complete first book in the Harry Potter series. There is a red ribbon attached to the binding to use as a bookmark. Every inch of this book has some kind of charming, colourful illustration or detailing. There are no plain white pages of text. The scope and detail of the drawings actually gave me goosebumps. I just can't even imagine the time it took the illustrator, Jim Kay, to complete this work. (If Jim Kay sounds familiar, he also did A Monster Calls by Siobhan Dawd).
Whether you just want a copy for yourself, or you know someone for whom it would make the most perfect holiday gift, you will not regret picking up a copy. Also, buying the illustrated edition online is $10 cheaper than in the store. (American friends - here's the link on Amazon)
Seb may not be old enough to understand the whole story yet, but I'm one step closer to introducing him to this magical world.