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A really effective ‘how to’ book, this gives readers all the information they’ll need to play chess, while letting them know exactly why it is so popular, and how exciting it is. It explains the pieces and their moves, the aims of the game and means of attack and defence. There are regular reminders of what’s been said and exercises to try. Layout and illustration give it a very friendly feel – the pieces are animated and talk directly to the reader - and there’s extra information slipped in too on the history of the game. A book that will really inspire children to open a chessboard and start playing.
Meet the characters that make up a chess army and learn how to fight your first battle in this friendly introduction to the game. My First Chess Book is written clearly and simply, with entertaining examples, making it the perfect starting point for young children - and a handy refresher guide for parents and grandparents!
|Publication date:||5th April 2018|
|Illustrator:||The Boy Fitz Hammond|
|Publisher:||Usborne Publishing Ltd|
|Year Groups:||Key Stage 2|
|Topics:||Puzzles / Activities|
Katie studied languages at Cambridge University and soon discovered it wasn’t just French or Italian she loved, but language itself. Her first job was writing reviews of curry houses in verse. Her second was writing science and business articles. Her third and favourite job is writing educational books for children. She loves tackling new subjects and making them come alive for young readers. So far she has written about everything from trucks and toilets to space and Churchill.Katie now has two little children of her own and they are definitely her fiercest critics.More About Katie Daynes