The book (Spin It! by Lee Raven) covers top whorl spindling and also the use of hand cards (which is kind of cool!). She starts you with a bent metal stick (think, repurposed wire hanger) and moves on from there. It's a subset of her original work, "Hands on Spinning", which also covered wheel spinning, updated and with alot more pictures.
The handouts in the ebay spindle kit are available free from Spin-Off here.
Most on-line instruction covers top whorl spinning, so if you make your own spindles with toy wheels, dowels, and eye hooks, you can make both/either and go from there.
(posted by me this day on spinningfiber/livejournal)