The book is very good for someone who is just beginning to show interest in art. This is written by Betty Edwards. Its a step by step approach towards learning the basics of drawing. The author does show that anyone can learn drawing and its just another skill which can be learned. The best about the book is the organization of the chapters and the tools she offers for beginner to work with like the picture plane. In the end she passionately express the art of hand writing as well. A chapter on color also is squeezed in this. I did not like the sequence of the exact method to follow while sketching, seems somewhat stiff approach. Everyone has his/her own way of approach when the pencil touches the paper.
Conclusion, excellent book for beginners to learn and for teachers to implement in teaching.