Author: Young Rewired State
Illustrator: Duncan Beedie
Publisher: Walker Books
Genre: Children’s non-fiction, Educational – coding/computing
Book format: Paperback
*Free copy provided by publisher for review…
Now although I’m a bit of a geek when it comes to electronics, I love my computer, my games, taking the pc apart, building a new one, etc but I have to honestly say I don’t know much coding language. This book is very easy to understand though and is set out in a colourful and simple way. The book covers making a simple game and goes through all the stages of what to do step by step so you don’t get easily lost. I do know quite a bit of html language and I can say that all that I know is accurately explained in the book so although I haven’t tried all the coding and making a game feature yet, I believe the book to be accurate.
What I really like about this book is that although explained from start to finish you can also dip in and out of the book with the handy index. This is great if you are using html or another language on your own web pages and don’t want to create that whole app game but want to just use certain info in your own projects.
This is a great book for kids and I think plenty of adults who aren’t too knowledgeable in computer coding will enjoy using this book, it’s certainly helped me already and it’s so simple and easy way the coding is taught. There are illustrations along the way making the whole book more fun too.
-Review first appeared online August 2016 – now republished here.
Do you like this book? Have you ever wanted to learn to code? Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂