This book is absolutely fantastic. What the title doesn't tell you (that the little yellow circle on the upper right hand corner of the cover does) is that this really is 8 books in 1. The eight sections of the book are: Boxes, Paper Bags, Tubes, Paper Plates, Egg Cartons, Craft Sticks, Newspapers & Magazines, and Plastic Bottles & Tubes. The end of each section has it's own title index and subject index, making searching very simple. The difficulty levels range throughout the book from easy (3 yr olds) to moderately hard (tweens doing crafts on their own). Suggestions are also given on how to expand on the ideas presented to create your own themes and versions of the crafts.
Instructions are great, not overly simplified but not too detailed. Materials are clearly stated in a colored box so you don't need to go searching through the text to find out what you will need (but don't include the obvious such as glue or scissors which is nice). While paints are recommended for many of the crafts and are listed in the materials section, you can do many of these without the use of paint, substituting markers, paper or pre-colored materials which is a huge plus for me as a "traveling art baby-sitter" type person as this helps reduce mess and supplies needed significantly.
One of my favorite parts, besides the organization of the book, is that there are actual pictures of each craft. These aren't just an artists drawing of what it should look like. These full-color pictures, while obviously not done by young children, create pretty accurate representations of the projects being done and give you an idea of the final look.
My only recommendation/wish for change would be to have a prep-time required, project-time estimate and age level index.
I highly recommend this book for anyone looking for art and craft projects to do with kids, or to have older kids do on their own, and aren't looking to spend a lot of money on supplies and kits. Great book! (P.S. Got mine "slightly used". Definitely the way to go).