This book includes the same DVD as "Guitar for Girls" (ASIN: B00027ET8A) elsewhere on amazon. This is a better buy because you get a larger format, nicely laid out book as well as the DVD for less. My review is the same as I wrote under the product page for that DVD, with the addition of the text which I think greatly helps the learning process:
I think this is a great DVD for beginners. She knows her way around the guitar, and has a nice singing voice. At the risk of sounding essentialist, sometimes it makes a real difference to see a *woman* playing and teaching. There are so many wonderful instructional DVDs with men but Alex might make it just that much more accessible to a young girl starting out; she is a very positive music role model in my opinion. However - the lessons DO move very fast, especially the scale (I am not sure that was a necessary inclusion) and the fingerpicking sessions. She shows the chords, then plays along with pretty quick changes between chords. Someone starting out should understand that they will *not* be able to do everything the first time, and to stop and rewind until they get the chord changes right.
The DVD also has a section on stringing and caring for a guitar in the special features.