I like how Schildt builds upon the reader's knowledge of the basics before moving on to the more difficult concepts. His explanations embedded in the code examples is very helpful. His coverage pertaining to classes, methods, inheritance, and polymorphism is very comprehensive.
I found his style of writing very clear and the font easy to read. Unlike some other books, I did not find errors in the text.
As the title implies, this IS very much a beginner's book but a very good one!