This book teaches you how to use 14 basic colors: red, purple, blue, green, yellow, orange, brown, black, pink, flesh, light blue, light green, grey, gold.
There is a 2 page spread for each of the first 12 colors; one page is the "feelings" of the color with some sketches colored in with the color; the second page is some uncolored sketches that would benefit by being colored in with the color.
Then there are 12 color "messages": cute, fun, active, tasty, cool, strong, mature, warm, cold, happy, flashy, gentle that are created by combining the above 14 colors.
This is an excellent book to be given as a gift along with 14 quality pencils, pens, paints, or whatever media the gift-giver chooses. This book can stand alone without the other books in the series, but it does finish off the series nicely.
I strongly recommend the entire series if possible. The books are small and fit inside a medium sized purse. The difficulty level is about age 8-12, but the books are not inappropriate for adults.