This book is a good start for a child, in that they may learn the chords and sing along but but doesn't take it any further. I have used it in lessons to assist with music reading but some of the arrangements go below middle C, which is not possible on a soprano. I understand that this is a common occurrence in Uke books but as a child's book, I'd expect it to be a little more accessible. To get the child playing the melody I have sometimes had to resort to transcribing the pieces myself. With a little more though this could be an essential purchase but until that happens, look elsewhere.