I started out with one book, then got 3 more for my children. I homeschool, the book is in an easy format that allowed me to plan lessons (i.e vocabulary, practice writing). However, the arabic letters do not always correspond with the english translation(mainly the vowel placement when the words are in english, does not match the arabic script sometimes, but not often enough for me to not use the book totally). If you know the arabic alphabet and vowels you'll catch this right away. Over all the colored pictures and easy format help keep the children interseted, pulse they are learning lots of new words. The "Arabic Alphabet,how to read and write",(Lyle Stuart) and a good arabic dictionary like "Arabic, practical dictionary",(N.Awde& K.Smith) are used alot to get me though the spelling and reading. If you don't know anyone that speak arabic you may want to try "Living Language Arabic" program, it comes with a book and CD. Take your time and enjoy.