Amazing is an understatement of what this book can teach you. I had serious doubts that anyone could reproduce the art work that this book contains and especially with plain old crayons! The book guides you through color, paper selection and ideas. I think the most important thing I learned from this is that you have to choose the correct paper. Don't skimp when it comes to paper since that made all of the difference in the world.There is an easy to follow step by step guide to grid your paper to make the drawing easier. Another important step is a sharpener. I never thought that something so simple can turn a simple crayon into a means of actually creating something! I bought my crayons and paper at a discount store so that cost was under $10 and I even found the metal sharpener that made the huge difference. This is the most fun I have had in a long time and my son is even interested in trying it! Bonus!