We were excited to try this Bible out as we need many for our children's ministry. The Bible is a good NIV version with notes at the bottom, timelines, and maps. The paper is thin but not so flimsy it will fall apart. The main drawback for us is that the words are fairly small and will not work for younger children. For older children, however, it will work nicely. There is also no dedication page. We will be using these to hand out to those who want to give one to a friend and for an extra Bible. They probably won't hold up too long for older kids so we are using these as a supplement and purchasing a hardback Bible for presentations.