Kids' Book of Chess and Chess Setby Harvey Kidder, Kimberly Bulcken Root
Illustrated Chess for Children was originally published in 1970. Now renamed, updated, newly illustrated, and presented with a custom-designed chess board and full set of chess pieces, the kids' book of chess and chess set introduces kids to the game that's inspired passion and challenge for over 900 years. Fantasy art captures the energy and excitement of/i>
Illustrated Chess for Children was originally published in 1970. Now renamed, updated, newly illustrated, and presented with a custom-designed chess board and full set of chess pieces, the kids' book of chess and chess set introduces kids to the game that's inspired passion and challenge for over 900 years. Fantasy art captures the energy and excitement of chess's origins-the medieval battlefield-while a direct, lively text explains the game and its pieces in light of history. Readers are led through the fundamentals of beginning, middle, and end game, and shown winning strategies for offense and defense.
Selection of the Book-of-the-Month and Trumpet Book clubs. Suitable for ages 8-12. 792,000 copies in print. Illustrations by Kimberly Bulcken Root.
- Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
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- Edition description:
- BOXED SET
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- Product dimensions:
- 8.06(w) x 12.13(h) x 1.69(d)
- Age Range:
- 8 - 12 Years
Meet the Author
Author Harvey Kidder, a resident of Westchester County, New York, originally wrote The Kids' Book of Chess for his son.
Illustrator Kimberly Bulcken Root is a graduate of Parsons School of Design. She made her picture book debut with A Bed for the Wind. Her illustrations have appeared in The Nation, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal. She and her husband, the illustrator Barry Root, live in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
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My mother bought this for my four-year-old son and he loved it. He really enjoyed hearing the story of all of the chess pieces and then putting the story into action by playing the game. We now have to play every night before he goes to bed. What a great introduction to the game.
The chess pieces cracked after about a year of use is my classroom (I upper elementary school and run the school's chess club) and the board is rather cheesey. The book provides very basic information on chess - good enough to get you started (prefer "Chess for Everyone" for my students and getting a "club special" solid chess set). If you are looking for something cheap for someone who has no intention of getting into chess beyond the very basics, then the "Kid's Book of Chess and Chess Set" will do ok).
The book does a decent job of covering the basics at a kids level (young kids, under 10 will need to have a parent help with it). I would personally recommend getting a regular full sized tournament set instead if you feel your child is going somewhere with chess as the set is cheezy.
I found both the book and the set to be ok but not that great. There are better books and sets available and though this may be a package deal, it may be convienient, but not the best of each.
I liked the book. It was fun to read. The problem is that the chess set is rather cheap and and not well made. Consider buy the book separate from the set and looking for a better set, or just getting another book without a set.
you should buy it!!!!!!!!!!!!