Study after study indicates that today's students are sorely lacking in knowledge about history. This book is a nice introduction.
I like the format of the book--the images act almost like footnotes. The stories selected for the events are interesting and told well. The images are very colorful and attractive. The notes provide further information about these real-life individuals.
There are places where the text almost seems crowded on the page. Reducing type size would have been an unattractive alternative, so this is probably the best option, and it's really not that objectionable.
Overall, I think this is a good book for those kids interested in history.