This book is a part of the You Wouldn't Want to Be series of children's books, created by Salariya Book Company. Like all of the books in this series, this one has lots of brightly colored illustration and gobs of great, off-beat humor. The book presents life in the Assyrian army in all its unvarnished repugnance. It's a story of a farmer getting yanked out of his comfortable life, and into a world of hard work, discipline and danger.
This is a very funny book, one that presents the Assyrian military machine, but in a fun and funny manner that makes the book a real joy to read. True, it presents a very negative picture of its subject, but that is after all the basis of the series. So, if you have an older child or young adult who wants to read a definitely not-dry book on ancient history, then steer him or her to You Wouldn't Want to Be an Assyrian Soldier!...they'll thank you later!