I bought this as a gift for my niece, who had just moved to a new apartment. I used the book as an excuse to buy her towels. As a child, she learned to fold napkins in intricate ways, so I knew that towel folding would appeal to her. Another reviewer said that this was the book for those who work on cruise ships and need to learn to fold towels; that observation convinced me to buy the book.
The only problem, for a non-cruise-ship folder, is that many of the animals require a beach towel or two -- and that the photos show some of the animals made with patterened beach towels that probably aren't easily available. I bought a couple of bath sheets for my niece with the hope that they might stand in for beach towels.
The directions are clear and the photos are helpful.
By the way, the two penguins on the cover of the book are made with face cloths and are the only animals in the book that are made solely with face cloths.