Minecraft is block-infested sandbox building/exploring game developed by Mark Persson, aka 'Notch', and his company, Mojang AB.
This beginner's guide will show you how to survive the first day, and teach you the basics on how to craft tools and weapons, build shelters, explore, mine and much more.
This 2nd edition includes many the new changes and
updates to the game.
If you want to have fun from day 1, then "The Ultimate Unofficial Beginner's Guide For Playing Minecraft" is the book