How to Play Chess Like an Animal Hardcover – 1 Jul 2009
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"How to Play Chess Like an Animal" is the perfect book for your young zookeepers uh, I mean chess players.
This book is very entertaining and makes learning chess openings and the beginning basics of chess super fun for young children.
Life Master Brian Wall states in his Foreword letter: "I have been madly in love with chess since age 6. ...This book is for 6 year old chess stars all over the world."
The pictures, the names of the openings, and the youthful style in which this book has been written will keep your young chess stars coming back to learn more.
I had the chance to sit down over a cup of coffee with Anthea Carson who did the coloring for the drawings done by Linn Trochim (famous for her drawing art work for Hanna-Barbera Studio with "The Flintstones ®" and "Scooby Doo ®").
She made the statement:
"Many authors have used animals to teach great lessons to children. Children have come to love animal stories and their characters. We wanted our book bring those fond fun loving memories of animals to the chess board and allow kids to be kids while they learn one of the greatest games in life from their new found animal friends."
Well Anthea, you and Life Master Wall have succeeded!
In the world of children's chess this book is an instant classic!
CSCA Scholastic Coordinator
If you've got kids and they're interested in chess, this is the book to give them. But don't be surprised if you find yourself learning an opening or two yourself -- and maybe even enjoying the process...
The illustrations in this book are amazing. The illustrator is a professional and the colors are fantastic. Everyone kids, and adults will love the pictures. Some of the pictures would make nice posters to hang.
This book would make a nice Christmas present for a kid learning the game, or for someone that likes unusual chess openings.