As a beginner crocheter I am constantly looking for books that I can understand. This book has adorable projects with easy to follow instructions. My favorite thing about the patterns is that this book provides diagrams of the stitches. I really really like to see the patterns in this way because it can be easy for me to get lost on where I am at when I have to put the piece down for a while. I am very much a more visual learner as well so this helps immensely and I am not as overwhelmed with the instructions. I also love that the projects are themed. So its not a lion rug a panda pillow etc... Theres an elephant theme and several matching items are given which is amazing! I cannot wait to make my kids a bathroom set!