I like the fact that this book introduced a good number of words and phrases. As other reviewers have noted, the "phonetic" pronunciation on these words is lacking. For a parent trying to supplement something else, Duo Lingo in our case, we can overcome these phonetic shortcomings. My six year old daughter is trying to learn German and likes to color, so this is great for her. Don't use this as your only source of learning German. However I am glad we bought it. The price is right.