The cover of the workbook is a bright color and indicates that this could be fun. The workbook is full of many exercices that perhaps accompany a text. I ordered this for a student I am tutoring. However she says this is not the one she used in her private school. We are using this as a supplment to the book she will be using in September. There are many great exercises both for review and as new material. I think having the accompaning text would have been even more useful. This proved to be a valuable tool for our tutoring sessions.