Piece of advice (about animation books)
Buy the "Carrara 1 Bible".
Very cheap on Amazon (a few dollars). Learning a lot from this book. I think it covers 80-90% of todays Carrara. In a better way. I thought it was outdated and useless, but it is not.
Because of that, just ordered "Carrara 1 For Dummies" for 1 cent + shipping. No idea if it is also that good.
It is more informative as the Carrara manual.