This book is written in such a fun and playful manner that you will never get bored of going over it times and times again, which in a sense, helps you understand the instructions even better. The humor will definitely keep your attention. Far from being an experienced papier mache artist myself, I followed Dan Reeder's instructions to the letter and was actually quite amazed at the end results. This book provides you with the basic techniques in a very clear and concise manner, but the emphasis is always on experimentation and freedom: do not try to copy what's in the book - just follow the instructions and watch your own art take its own personality and direction. Highly recommended.