This is our first year homeschooling and our kids' favorite subject has always been Art. What we love about the A Beka Art 5 book is that it teaches you the old fashioned way to draw with a pencil and color with pencil crayons. My son just ooooed and awwwed when he first went through the book. He just couldn't wait to get started. We also like that it teaches values at the same time that it teaches art skills.
The only thing we don't like about it is that we only get to do art once to twice per week.