This book is wordily! However if you are new to database stuff then this is a book for you. Otherwise this is not a good reference. Unfortunately my book doesn't come with a CD so I wasn't able to judge the CD yet.
I don't know what to say but its style and presentation is bad. It doesn't look like a reference nor a text book. I think manual comes with php from [...] is better than the book. But don't take my words for it, check out book at bookstore or library and you'll see.