While I wouldn't call it for the "absolute" beginner, it is quite good for beginners. The focus is exclusively on pencil drawings, so that is a limiting factor. However, the pictures are very good, and it does cover a wide variety of subjects. Perhaps the steps to the drawings don't have as much detail as beginners would, but I think most people will be able to extrapolate where needed. I'd recommend it.
Paperback, 128 pages
Published Nov. 2, 2006 by North Light Books.