Macs are wonderful machines, and more and more people are switching to them as their primary computing platform. Macs are designed from the ground up with the ease of use in mind, and they pride themselves on an intuitive and accessible functionality and user interface. Nonetheless, if you are new to Mac or computers in general getting around may be a bit of a challenge in the beginning. "The Little Mac Book" is an ideal short introduction to Mac for all the newbies out there, and a useful quick reference for experienced users as well. The book is divided into sections that cover all the basic aspects of the Mac user interface - the mouse, the dock, menus and shortcuts, save and print, surfing the web, etc. Each section contains several short subsections that aim to explain and guide you in a step-by-step manner through all the actions that you may want to do on your Mac. The explanations are lucid, informative, and easy to follow. As you may infer from the list of sections many of the explanations are for the most basic tasks imaginable, but there are a few that even the experienced Mac users may not have been familiar with. The book is printed in a large format - a bit larger than most such books. This can be useful as it helps cover most explanations in just a couple of pages and you don't have to leaf a lot in order to learn about the information that you need. The book is really nicely illustrated, with large color photographs, which can greatly facilitate the learning experience.
Overall, this is a very well written and useful basic introductory book for new Mac users. If you are already familiar with Macs, then this book may help you with the new features that are introduced in Lion, although in that case I would recommend a bit more advanced introduction.