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My First Book of Mazes
by Kumon Publishing North America
This book gives children the opportunity to build a firm foundation for pencil-control skills by tracing lines through basic mazes following clear directional indicators. The exercises have many three-dimensional illustrations, such as towns, streets, and parks, which engage children's curiosity. This amusing practice will also help children acquire the ability to concentrate, a crucial study skill for the emerging student. (Kumon workbooks are based on the "Kumon Method", an educational philosophy that aims at unlocking the full learning potential of each individual child.)
Chess for Children
by Murray Chandler, Helen Milligan
Chess is recognized in many countries as a useful tool for developing creative thinking in children. With this charming book, children will delight in learning the basic moves of chess -- the most popular and challenging strategy game of all. All the rules of chess are clearly explained, step by step, assuming no prior knowledge. The lessons are reinforced by the inventive tales that George is told by his pet alligator Kirsty, self-proclaimed Grand Alligator of chess.
Where's Waldo? The Wonder Book
Waldo has wandered around the world, through time, and across the silver screen. Where is he off to now? Into a world of dreams and fantasies, of swarming scenes that could be invented only by the inspired mind of Martin Handford. Wilder and wackier than ever before, Waldo's adventures now span a crazy cake factory, the Land of Woof, an endless maze of halls and doors, a riotous fun fair of fruits and vegetables, and much more. Every teeming double-page spread features more than twice the characters -- and twice the challenge -- of previous books. Where's Waldo? The Wonder Book will make your eyes pop! Part of the Waldo series.
Perplexing Puzzles and Tantalizing Teasers
by Martin Gardner
Here's a bonanza of 93 stimulating brainteasers ideal for limbering and strengthening young mental muscles. Many of the puzzles are classics, while others are presented here for the first time. Ridiculous riddles, tantalizing teasers, intricate mazes, deceptive illusions, tricky questions, and a host of unusual word and picture puzzles offer young readers hours of challenging fun. Part of the Math & Logic Puzzles series.
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