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The bright, cheerful design of the Life: A How-to Guide series helps make it seem as if life skills are something to look forward to rather than suffer through. The tone is upbeat without being overly enthusiastic, and the advice offered is generally very sound. The format varies slightly with topics, but each book includes around eight chapters with text broken up courtesy of sidebar sections and well-chosen quotes. Bold, unevenly shaped boxes set off the illustrations nicely. Getting the Hang of Fashion and Dress Codes may disappoint students looking for concrete fashion advice either for daily attire or as a career, as it mostly looks at fashion changes throughout history. Each book includes notes, suggestions for further reading, websites, and an index. Grades 6-9.