Reviews of the first edition:
"An excellent introduction to programming for anyone interested in learning to program, regardless of their age. The material is extremely well organized and presented, and makes for a great resource for either home or school."—Roy Wood, GeekDad
"Jason Briggs manages to successfully describe programming to kids without sounding like he’s dumbing down the content. . . . The lessons are well-constructed and leave the reader with a feeling of accomplishment in each chapter."
—Marziah Karch, Wired.com's GeekMom blog (Read More)
"This book offers a good introduction to computer programming. . . . Using Python for Kids to learn this skill would be an excellent family bonding experience, and the added perk of jointly creating a computer game wouldn't hurt."
—Patrice Gans, Education Week's BookMarks blog (Read More)
"Easy to read, provides sound programming advice and very clear explanations of how programming languages work. A great book for anyone who wants to break into programming without pangs of inadequacy."
—Sandra Henry-Stocker, ITworld (Read More)
"The use of colorized text in this book makes the material so much easier to comprehend and read . . . I am now generally conversant with the basic tools used in Python."
—Phil Shapiro, Opensource.com (Read More)
"The book is well-written, engaging, and full of simple words for simple people like me. . . There's nothing quite like seeing the simple lines of code create something on the screen and knowing how and why it happened."
—Copil Yáňez, Full Circle Magazine
"The book is engaging and full of colors to keep young readers engaged in their programming adventures . . . I recommend this book to both kids and new users who wish to learn Python."
—nixCraft (Read More)
"The nice, easy to read style of the book that keeps to a gamification style of programming throughout will certainly appeal to youngsters."
—Carl Turland, Coding at School (Read More)
"A step-by-step guide that is equal parts serious coding instructions and light-hearted jokes and project instructions. Aimed at expanding the horizons of each student."
—Scholastic's Tech Tools blog (Read More)
"The author’s writing style and the cute little cartoon character illustrations scattered throughout the book made it much less 'dry' than a typical computer programming guide."
—Dana Hinders, Smart Mom Picks (Read More)
"Whoever you are, if you're looking for an in-depth yet very accessible approach to learning to program, Python for Kids offers a whole lot of knowledge in a step-by-step way that will have you writing code in no time at all."
—Amy Nelson, Games Fiends (Read More)
“If you haven’t programmed before and want to give it a try, I highly recommend this book.”
"Despite the title, a fun book for all ages. The provides a clear, easy to follow, introduction to python programming. The content is easy to understand, the examples are clearly illustrated and straightforward."
—Technical YA, Best Books to Learn Python Language in 2021