As a lover of puzzles of every description;I must admit,Spot-The Difference Puzzles, are one of my favorite kinds.
I have several books of these puzzles;but,this is one of the best I've ever come across.
On first glance,this book might appear to be a juvenile book;but don't be fooled.It is a large Hard Cover book,9 X 12 inches,and only 66 pages.It has high quality paper,printing amd excellent color illustrations and artwork.
The big difference from any other Spot-The- Difference books available;is that these challenges are presented in two different forms.First,we get the traditional approach with two seemingly identical pictures with "hidden" differences to find.The other ,real different form, is what seems to be two identical pages of text with small illustrations ,where the challenge is to find the differences in both the text and the illustrations.
Along with these two forms of challenges;the high quality and intricate and imaginative artwork;is a whole lever higher than we are used to seeing with these types of puzzles.The differences include every approah I have been familiar with, and even many that are new and different.Some are simple and obvious while others are much more subtle,slight,intricate,shrewd,discriminating,crafty,foxy,artful,tricky,insidious,deceptive,imaginative,and so forth;that you are never sure whether or not you have found them all.This book will provide endless hours of entertainment for people of any age.Even someone who has never tried these types of puzzles will be immediately enthralled ;once they pick up this book and search for differences in the text and pictures.
There are several suggestions as to how to keep track of the differences you or others have found without marring the book itself.One of the other reviewers was critical of the book because there was no listing given to all the differences,which,by the way,is normal with these puzzles.Well,maybe that is a third difference with this book, and a reason to call it "The Ultimate";because that means you can ever put the book aside and think that you have "spotted" all the differences.As much as you think that you have found them all,you'll return to it over and over again,and find more that you overlooked.