It's about time to begin holiday shopping, and Warner Bros. and Harper Designs has released an excellent gift for fans of the Harry Potter films.
Harry Potter: The Creature Vault: The Creatures and Plants of the Harry Potter Films – besides having a double-colon mouthful of a title – is a coffee table book collecting rare concept art, behind-the-scenes photos, and "filmmaking secrets" from the production of the Harry Potter film adaptations.
The creatures included in the book range from House-Elves, to dragons, to Dementors, and you can see a few samples of what's included in the gallery below (via HelloGigggles).
Harry Potter: The Creature Vault: etc., etc. is available now in bookstores and online, so you have plenty of time to pick it up or have it shipped for whoever the Harry Potter fan in your family is (every family has at least one) in time for the holidays.