I was expecting a combination of thoughtful writing on why we are in a frenzy with our kids, and what to do about it. Mostly, though, this is a sort of 'cookbook'--a collection of 'recipes' for activities with children. It's fine, if that is what you want. I don't feel the need--taking the kids to a playground, the park by the river, giving them a collection of large cardboard boxes, getting out the paints, cooking together, playing games...These are enough. I feel like a book like this raises the stakes by saying, hey, you need to do all these activities to keep your kids entertained. Frankly, the kids also need to learn to play on their own--provided they have a safe neighborhood to do that. Also, this book offers nothing for the parents working multiple jobs to keep the bills paid. Their frenzy isn't about scheduled activities, but about the pressures of dealing with either the recession or long-term poverty.
This book might be what you want, but look at the table of contents, etc. before you buy.