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Ugly, but informative,
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The illustrations that are supposed to make this 'fun' are quite ugly caricatures, usually sexist or ageist or maybe both, often depicting bad behaviour.
It is really a shame that the illustrations and the image typography are messy and not very nice because the pages also include 1. stroke order, 2. a nice description of the evolution of the character, 3. compound characters using that radical to form what is a single word in English, and 4. a sentence using the word, often a well-know idiom which is Very useful. Related characters are grouped and the approach is orderly and systematic.
It is easier to read than some of the more esoteric and academic books, but not so pleasant to look at or use.