This is a well thought out Algebra textbook. I started teaching from it earlier this year and have grown to appreciate it very much. I am especially pleased the more I compare this to other books. Most math books these days are little more than pretty colors, crazy fonts, neat pictures, lots of distractions, and very little actual math instruction. This book, on the other hand, actually focuses on the math, explains it reasonably well, and has great sets of real example problems and practice problems of all difficulty levels, including lots of practical problems that aren't forced or contrived. It is not perfect, but it is the best I have seen.
Pros: *Lots of math rather than lots of silly distractions *Appropriate difficulty level - not "dumbed down" *Good examples worked out and explained *Good problem sets for homework and practice
Cons: *Some explanations are just a bit short, although most are good *Factoring, the hardest topic, is early in the book, which makes it difficult for some students