The author of this helpful book has been playing chess since the age of five and from what I can see, she really knows her stuff! This book begins with an introduction for parents that is about the benefits for children in playing chess; they are many but, to be sure, it is also meant to be fun. The book then covers all of the chess basics, everything from which way the board should be (white square in the lower right corner), through explanations of each of the pieces and how each moves, what constitutes a win in chess and lots on strategy. There are quizzes so that children can review their progress. I highly recommend this title to anyone who wants to learn more about how to play the game; as an adult, I also learned quite a bit.
Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for this read in exchange for an honest review.
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