The A&E Paperback Picture Book is identical to the hardbound edition, with the exception of the hardbound case. It is priced a bit lower and, therefore, may better suit certain needs.
It is beautifully illustrated and, in addition to the story, there is information about Rotary and a special Apple Dumpling Recipe in the back. The recipe can actually become a fun project with parents or, as some schools have done, can become a classroom project involving skills in reading, math, following directions, and teamwork. Some schools have gone even further by selling apple dumplings as a fund-raiser.