The beauty of this book is its simplicity. Tony White is a great, accomplished animator, yet he manages to explain the rudiments of animation clearly and concisely so that even a beginner can understand. Divided into several useful sections (inbetweening, head turns, walks, runs, etc.), the book can be read from beginning to end as a full animation course, or can be dipped into for reference. I bought the book after purchasing Preston Blair's "Cartoon Animation" and found White's far easier to understand. The Animator's Workbook allowed me to nail the all-important walk cycle that I had struggled with in Blair's book. This book was written before computers took hold of the industry, so there is no mention of them (unless there has been a revised edition), but the techniques found here are as valid for computer animators as they ever were for traditional animators.