This book has some of the worst looking, sloppily beaded flowers I have ever seen. Several of the patterns don't have any resemblance whatsoever to the actual flowers being referenced. The whole book seems geared to the level of a 10 year old. That being said, there were some really good (actual size) diagrams for leaves and flower parts. Except for the fact that the classic French technique was totally co-opted and dumbed down, it managed to hold my attention for quite a while. I wouldn't recommend this book for a first time flower beader, because you won't learn proper techniques, but there is a lot of information in here, and some of the patterns are pretty good. The Daffodil, Chrysanthemum and Iris are standard fare and as good as any basic patterns I have seen. The garlands are cute and will appeal to girls of all ages.