If you mean Debbie Bliss' book "Simply Baby" ,then her instructions are sometimes confusing, not only to first time/beginner knitters. Her sizes also tend to run very big. Another word of advice - always check for corrections when you buy a knitting book. Debbie Bliss has them on her website and many publishers put them on their websites (like Interweave).
Good things come in small packages...Unless it's YARN!
OTN: CPH, Pi Shawl, Sculptured Lace scarf, Austmann for DH, Baby blanket.