Best Python book(s) for a pre-teen?
snarflemike at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 18 20:27:57 CET 2003
My son is 11 and wants to try programming, partly because it's what I
do for a living. Even though I don't (yet?) use or even know Python,
through some unexplainable thought process I've decided it would be a
good language to start him off with. I've downloaded 2.2.2 and played
around with it for a bit, and I would now like to hand him a book
(with my guidance as needed) and say "go have fun!" Is there a book
that would be suitable for this approach (again, assuming I'm around
to help out as needed)?
One other question -- I'd like him to be able to do simple graphics
fairly early, since I think it makes the whole self-learning process
much more interesting. I'm talking about things like points, lines,
circles, fills, etc. Is there a binding to the Win32 graphics
primatives in 2.2.2, or can I find one someplace? If this is a RTFM
question, any pointers to TFM chapter, etc would be appreciated!
Thanks for any guidance. I'm sure I'll end up having at least as much
fun as he does.
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