Someone gave me this book about 3 years ago. I hadn't started reading it yet because my kids were still pretty young at the time. I'm not done with the book yet, but I'm about 2/3 of the way through. It consists of 34 chapters of short stories illustrating different principles about work ethic and is geared towards boys. It's a good tool and will be a good resource for years to come, but like many parenting books is a bit idealistic and could definitely make you feel like a failure if you were a perfectionist. That being said, I still think it will be a good resource to have on hand to teach different principles of work. Also, even though it's geared towards boys, I think it would be a great resource for a parent of either boys or girls.