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An excellent, humorous and user-friendly guide to chess.
on 19 February 2002
This book uses a really nice design featuring bright colours and friendly illustrations to introduce children (or interested adults) to playing chess.
It explains how the pieces move and how they work best in a clear and logical way, with the illustrations helping to re-inforce the different "characters" of all the chess pieces in a way that is both memorable and fun.
There are clear diagrams to follow that explain how different combinations of moves work, and also plenty of puzzles to stimulate thought about what might happen when certain moves are played.
Also packed with useful and fun little nuggets of extra information. A great place to start learning the game of chess.
Another interesting feature is the Internet-linking aspect of the book. Although this isn't really a major feature, so shouldn't deter people who don't have access to the internet.