This is the ideal book for my daughter who is 5 and is learning to write her letters. There are 35 everyday 'school' type words, eg friend, chair, pencil, green, blue, book, window, apple, juice. On each double page there is a picture which is labeled with 5 words. Each word is shown, and repeated underneath in dots to trace over, with a larger dot to show where to start. Then there is a blank space below that again for the child to try it for themselves.
The last two pages are freestyle, 'write your favourite school words' and 'draw something in your school'.
The book has plastic wipe-clean pages and a thin cardboard cover. The pen supplied fits in a plastic pocket in the front cover. It writes nicely and has a felt 'rubber' on the end. If and when the pen dries out, a black felt tip and a tissue or baby wipe will do the job. In fact my 2 year old has invented a new use for the book - embellishing the drawings with coloured felt tips! At least we can wipe it out again.
My daughter has enjoyed copying the words in this book. It's good to see a child practising school work while thinking they're doing it for fun! If this book has a drawback it is that it will have a limited window of interest while writing is being mastered, but I don't see that as a major problem.