While ostensibly intended for an adult to use with a child, this will end by teaching most adults as much as they in turn can share with the children. Full of all those facts about parts of plants, habitat, distinguishing marks, what to look for and where, care in transplanting, main features of groups rather than color or botanical detail, and so on. Then the drawings and descriptive text for field guide use of some 400 flowers, from the simplest to the most complex forms. Handy pocket size, easy to use. Not prepossessing looking, but useful. The back of the jacket has a colored rule of thumb rainbow guide, while the end papers bring together details to chart the types.