The Glow to Go basically opens like a book that velcros shut. It is not flimsy. It is nice that the light wand is attached so it doesn't get lost in the dark. The glow in the dark effects don't last too long, which can be a plus so kids don't have to wait long to start something else. We found the closer the wand is to the paper, the stronger the image.
I tried to take photos of this in the dark, but wasn't too successful with it, seeing that it was dark. Also, my camera automatically flashes a light to focus in the dark, which lit up the page a bit. But, you can get a general idea of how it works.