This is a real boon to teachers and counselors who must, at the drop of an art project, come up with something creative, cheap and easy to work with. The possibilities of slate fulfill these three requirements to perfection. It is a medium that lends itself to the inventive hand or mind- and it can be worked from a tracing. It is easily obtained from building supply places, either inexpensively or gratis. It does not require expensive tools-- screwdrivers, nails, sand paper and wax-- can be used to as good an effect as the special equipment professionals use. The book has how-to-do-it instructions in language simple and clear enough for youngsters (oldsters will profit too). The illustrations are black and white photographs that are as large as necessary and as instructive as the text. The book is mercifully short -- from techniques to hints to a finish that lets the reader go and make an enthusiastic start.