This book alone would be a great Christmas gift! Get a child interested in this wonderful, useful hobby! Includes "look and compare" pictures. We love the HUGE drawings included, step by step directions in color! Lots of great getting started "how to's" and tips including the best way to hold a crochet hook. Then practice what you have learned with the fun easy patterns! Let the children make their own Christmas gifts this year. This will give happiness and self esteem, and knowing the appreciation of giving. The kids will love this one!