The Perfect recipe for success Child Development: Principles and PerspectivesCook & Cook Child Development: Principles and Perspectives blends the most important ingredients necessary for you to succeed in your child development course. This topically organized book uses a reader-friendly writing style, intuitive design, and an unparalleled active learning system to help you critically explore the many perspectives on child development. The text encourages you to take an active role in your learning and to think about children's development from a variety of perspectives. Through interviews, cases, and vignettes, you will gain a broad understanding of the viewpoints of people who work with, live with, and care for children, bringing this dynamic field to life! From the start of each chapter, you will actively engage in reading, questioning, and connecting information to your everyday life and the lives of others. The text's features uniquely work together as an integrated system to optimize your learning and memory. The text is further strengthened by MyPsychLab, a powerful, interactive program which utilizes an electronic version of the text and a host of multimedia assets, all housed in one convenient online location. The special features within the chapters guided me through the material, preparing me at each step of the chapter for new topics and information. Sharon Feder, SUNY New Paltz (student) The writing style is clear and easy to understand, and the organization of the chapter is logical, flowing well from one topic to the next. There are enough details to keep me interested in the text, but not so many that I feel overwhelmed with information. Shannan Goff, University of New Hampshire (student)Cook, Joan Littlefield is the author of 'Child Development Principles and Perspectives', published 2005 under ISBN 9780205314119 and ISBN 0205314112.