Author(s): Margaret Wild
One rainy afternoon near the end of the school holidays, Billy and Nicholas argue over a game of chess. When they toss the chess set into a cupboard along with some Planet X monsters - a battle begins...with some confusion. The chess pieces are so puzzled by lack of rules or structure, they are unable to fight. Hardback published 1997.
Shortlisted for Children's Choice Book Awards: Picture Book 2002.