At a mere 35 pages - a number which includes the inside of the very lightweight cardboard covers - Sherrill Kahn's "Magic with Markers" can be classified only as a booklet. This is certainly no book, and unlike the other three publications I possess of Sherrill Kahn, this one does not do her creative abilities justice.
I at least expected ideas that would be unique to permanent markers, but disappointingly, most of the design ideas and projects can be found in Kahn's previous books using other, more effective mediums. Admittedly, there is adequate information on using permanent markers on various bases, with some "blurring" techniques using rubbing alcohol, but the results, especially on paper and fabric have far less clarity and intensity than Kahn's use elsewhere of acrylics, dyes, printing inks, paint sticks and fabric paints. The text is limited to brief notes.
A 'fun' booklet maybe, but given its limited scope, I consider the price unjustified. It is certainly not for children, because the markers must be alcohol based, as is the diluting medium.
My favourite Kahn book is Creative Embellishments: For Paper, Jewelry, Fabric and More I have no doubt that the ideas in that book could be adapted to the use of permanent markers.