on 10 July 2001
Three children in the house have read this book continuously for the last four days.Parents have also been willing drawn into the book!!
Featuring exceedingly complex and sometimes wonderous photographs by Walter Wick, the challenge for the reader is to solve the puzzles set by author Jean Marzollo, on each page.
At first glance this seems a singularly simple task and even young children will claim that this going to be easy, however, as with all good things, it is not as straight forward as it may appear.
No matter how good you may think you are at these type of observational tasks, there is so much to take in that you can concentrate for as long as you wish on the large two page photographs but, inevitably it will be your three year old who identifies the very small straw hat that your mind has failed to register annoyingly placed amongst some flowers.
Our children managed to sit quietly and concentrate on each of the pages. What a triumph!!
Delighted to see that there are many more similar books by the same authors.
on 4 June 2013
I had used other books in this range with my grandchildren and all have been stimulating and enjoyable
to use.This one is excellent...it is a visual feast .It is such a clever idea....children have great fun looking
for objects in some very complex photographs,which encourages shape recognition.
I have found that 3 year olds can manage some of it while older children still find it demanding enough.
It is educational FUN and my grandchildren(aged from 3 to 9) and I are glad to have come across it.