On 2006-12-11 20:24:37 -0600, Kerry Stevenson <nobody / nowhere.com> said:

> I am wondering if there is a Ruby resource (book, web pages, whatever)
> that would be suitable to teach a child who has never programmed
> anything before.  The pickaxe book, while a terrific resource, seems to
> assume at least some basic knowledge of programming and language
> syntax.

"Learn To Progam"[1] from the Pragmatic Programmers might be a good 
fit. While not specifically a Ruby book per se, it uses Ruby examples 
to teach programming basics.

Sebastian

[1] http://www.pragmaticprogrammer.com/titles/fr_ltp/index.html