I can't say enough about how easy to follow the instructions are in this book - you are never left wondering - how did she go from this step to the next step? Plenty of information (written and pictured) about concrete as a material, as well as interesting projects to follow or to use as models and inspiration to make your own ideas into reality.
I especially like the clear way she has organized the directions for the various projects. In each, the construction steps are laid out. When she refers to a specific concrete mix or generic construction technique, she then refers you to a different section of the book. In this way she does not repeat the same info over and over in the projects.
At first, I was a little thrown off, but I learned to check the material list, look at the different sections, then look at the project as a whole. It prompted me to do things in the correct order and made the actual construction steps easier to follow. It also makes it very easy, when you get more experienced and create your own works, to go right to the areas that are appropriate for your work and not search through pages of instructions.
I think this is the best how-to book I've ever seen - you can feel very confident in your work with this book as a guide. I've made several projects based on what I've learned - I've carved concrete, modeled it , done tile work - and enjoyed them all.