fake book /fāk bo͝ok/ noun = a book of music containing the basic chord sequences of jazz or other tunes.The first sentence in the Introduction even admits that it's a fake book:
"Throw away your bass clef and give your left hand a break — melodies in the right hand, chords and rhythms in the left hand."
This looks like a beginner's book, and in one sense it is. But the women who bought it so I can teach them how to play the piano will be learning only half of what I expected to teach them. It's something. It's a beginning of sorts, but I feel like I'll have to either come up with a way to teach them how to play with the left hand or get us "real" piano books that teach fingering for the bass clef.