My daughter is a smart little nugget with a LOT of energy so the short lessons in Learning Language Arts through Literature work really well for her. We used the Red book last year but she will be skipping to the Orange or 4th grade book this year. We also love that everything (handwriting, reading, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, etc.) is all included. The only dislike that I have is that I feel there should be more handwriting. But overall we LOVE it and definitely recommend it.