First I have been using Spanish imperfectly for 10 years, I am intimately familiar with the language its sounds, vocabulary, etc. I started taking classes because my grammer was very poor because I learned Spanish in the street and on the fly and most people never corrected my mistakes.
That being said, this book is an atrocity. I feel so bad for kids where theybare trying to learn Spanish and use this absolute garbage. This book has absolutely no explanations in it what so ever, it doesnt explain anything. To compound the problem is the book itself is erratic, there are things and boxes and colors and pictures EVERYWHWRE making very hard to follow any sort of linear model of up down left to right.
Professors who use this book should be shot.