This book defines rules and laws, gives examples of rules and laws, and tells who upholds rules and laws. The most important point made in the book is that rules and laws are meant to keep us safe. Attractive, large, color photographs portray citizens of many different cultural backgrounds; however, there are no pictures of people with disabilities. There is an easy to follow eight-panel flow chart in the back of the book illustrating how a law is made. There are a few facts about rules and laws at the back of the book as well as a glossary (including the terms community, fair, laws, obey, and rule) and an index. This is an easy to understand introduction to one aspect of American government for children in grades kindergarten through second. This book is the fourth in a series of six. The books in the series all work together to reinforce ideas and terminology that might be new to younger readers and learners.