The book is in color with plenty of pictures that are age appropriate and connect to the lesson well. The unique illustrations are well made and my children responded very well. There is ample space for students to write their answers on the book. I did not receive a CD-ROM as mentioned in the item description above. I did, however, have an access code sticker on the inner front cover of both textbooks. The access codes are recordings of the Quranic verses mentioned in the textbooks. Some of the recordings are poorly made. I ended up using YouTube for searching up recitations. Having the textbook divided into two parts is great because it makes the textbooks less bulky and easier to handle. I appreciated the fact that the publishers and authors of the book focused on the positives of Islamic teachings and none of the fear inducing topics. I enjoyed the Sample Review feature offered on NoorArt's webpage. It has helped me tremendously in selecting the right curriculum for my homeschooled kids.