This book includes a majority animals, with mostly characters on the remaining pages. The rest are modes of transportation, structures and a few random other items like pumpkins and flowers.
The book's teaching method is very easy to understand, and putting it together with a sketch pad and the proper pencils made it a great gift; not to mention that the child's sketches are greatly improved. And even more importantly, she's learning and enjoying something NOT related to a computer; an ipod, or a television set. Even if she stops drawing tomorrow, I would still feel this book was a good investment.