I first got this book from the library when I was new to crochet. It's not a teach yourself to crochet book (hooray) I do object to buying a book and finding the first chunk of it spent on teaching me to crochet. I loved the booties on the cover page and consider them on my list of top ten booties. Best of all though was the hoodie for babies.
I loved the book so much that have decided to buy my own copy rather than have to keep renewing the book.