I wasn't going to write a review, but, if you are thinking of making a terrarium, this book is fine. You are told have to make several different kinds of terrariums, and encouraged to use recycled and found objects to make them.
After reading the first 2 lines of the instructions:
FIRSTLY SET THE 9 SKITTLES UP IN A DIAMOND FORMATION, WITH EACH PIN ABOUT 16 CM APART. THE THROWING POINT IS NORMALLY 5 METRES.
I decided it would be more fun to just bowl with the pins, and not worry about tconverting the metric system. The wooden pins are nicely made, and it was very fun to "Skittle" outside.
At first I thought it was broken, or out of batteries- you just have to hold the power butten down for a couple of seconds (not just press once.) There are no instructions, but not too difficult to use once you've got it on. It's pretty fun to choose the bird and hear it's chirp. For the woodpeckers, it even includes the pecking sound- who knew different woodpeckers peck at different rates?! The booklet even includes frog sounds. Fun!
The book is pocket-sized, though rather heavy to carry. It's beautifully done with a flower photo on one page and its description on the opposite page. The flowers are grouped by color- purple, blue, yellow- with index markings to match, so it is fairly easy to find a flower. Also, every page has "Stan's notes" which are interesting and informative.
This book was not as good as "Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker," but still worth reading. It's history I should have learned in school-and more interesting to read as an adult.