I remember this book from my own childhood and it was one I wanted to share with my daughter. The board book is sturdy and the flaps are thick enough to withstand an 11 month old grabbing and yanking at them. I am not at all worried that she'll destroy this book. I have other lift-the-flap books that seem a lot flimsier than this. She just loves peeking under the flaps to find the animals! As she gets older I'm sure she will love the story too.