I have just bought this book for my ten year old niece. She was thrilled and has started her first project already. The book is beautifully written (and illustrated!) and would appeal to any age group. The author makes the step by step drawings look so easy to do and the video links are really helpful too. There is a wide range of animals to chose , from domestic pets (rabbits, cats and dogs) to larger, wilder animals (leopards, elephants and even meerkats!). The book, with a set of drawing pencils and pad make a super gift that doesn't involve the computer for a change! For ages 8 to 88.