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Buy it new or be very careful
on 15 March 2013
Cat's Cradle itself is great, but buyer beware. I bought mine used from Awesome Books, which sadly, I found out the hard way, is far from awesome. I was told it was in 'very good' condition and a 'complete' purchase; however, Cat's Cradle apparently comes with a color-coded string, which is referred to in enormous detail all throughout the book. The book is useable without this string, but it is much more difficult, particularly for a younger child who is trying to follow the color-coded directions. If you're going to get this, either buy it new or make sure the string is with it...and don't go through Awesome Books!