What a very cool way to teach history to the kiddos! This was my first of the Rush books, but I will buy the rest of them soon. I would start from the beginning if I could do it over though. The writing is not amateurish, it is for kids. I read a review which criticized the writing style, and that is irritating to see. It is perfect for kids and to read out loud for them (doing voices, etc). I love Rush, so it is very cool to get these. I highly recommend them! Very fun!!