This was our first time receiving Elephant Books and we were incredibly happy with our shipment. As a lover of elephants, I was already sold by the name, but that adorable packaging and the cute bookplates really made for a great presentation! As for the books, I truly believe they were special and my children enjoyed them a lot. They actually really loved the more simple book, but I was a huge fan of all the silly wordplay in our Mootilda book. As for the value, our books have a total retail value of $34.94 and this box costs $25.99 ($20.99 + $5.00 shipping), and even with sale prices, we are coming out ahead at $31.84, so the value is there, too. The kids and I are excited to see what next month brings!