Grade(s): 3 and up
Activities: 39 (2 triple page puzzles, 1 quadruple page puzzle)
The Greatest Dot-to-Dot Adventure - Book 1 begins following a guide, an imaginative young boy searching for the missing pieces of a mysterious gift. Together, visitors will navigate challenging puzzles and unearth secret clues to discover new species of dots and spectacular views. One can even challenge themselves by scaling the 'Everest of Connect-the-Dots', a four page foldout puzzle comprised of a record breaking 2,600 dots.
Kalvitis' goal was to raise the connect-the-dot bar even higher with his new 'Adventure' series. A simple story line that follows a boy around his home town looking for clues is a continuing theme in Adventure Book 1. The variety of images expected in Kalvitis' previous books are still present in this new offering, in addition the images of what the young boy sees 'connect' as the story begins to unfold.
Speaking of unfolding, the new Adventure Book also contains two triple page foldouts, and one jaw dropping four page foldout with over 2,600 dots, the largest Dot-to-Dot in print to date. Kalvitis' new book also boasts a couple new puzzle styles as well as puzzles that give clues to other puzzles in order for you to solve them. Because of these interacting puzzles in addition to the new story line (both of which have never been done in an activity book of this type before), The Greatest Dot-to-Dot Adventure Book is even more interactive and exciting than ever before.
Join us on the Adventure, because Dot-to-Dots aren't just for kids anymore! Ages 8 to 108.
Your child will enjoy completing a puzzle as they build non-verbal reasoning skills with innovative puzzles that include not just counting but following co-ordinates, mapping, alphabetical order, visual closure, visual discrimination, visual motor integration and much more. A variety of puzzle types is included in each book. Improving non-verbal thinking skills was never so much fun!
From the Author:
When I was a kid I remember having this amazing dot-to-dot book. I saw page after page of dots and had no idea what they were before I started. It's been a long time since I've seen anything like that. I really wanted to recreate the magical experience I had for people today.
The Greatest Dot-to-Dot Book in the World is a vast collection of mystery images that won't reveal themselves until you get started. Also included are unique new connect-the-dot inventions and ideas that have never before seen print. I think that this is the most exciting dot-to-dot book to come out in 30 years.
Kid tested, parent and grandparent approved, these engaging puzzles make a perfect gift for all ages.
With NEW dot-to-dot variations...
2 - 3 Page Connect the Dots
1 - 4 Page Connect the Dots
1 - ABC Set Dot-to-Dots
1 - Alpha Dots Connect the Dots
1 - Arrows Connect Puzzle
1 - Circuits Connect Puzzle
1 - Compass Connect the Dots
2 - Crazy Dot-to-Dots
1 - Field of Dot-to-Dots
1 - Match Up Connect Puzzle
1 - No Dots Connect Puzzles
1 - Numbers Connect Puzzles
1 - Odd/Even Dot-to-Dots
5 - Scene Dot-to-Dots
3 - Sets Connect the Dots
15 - Stars Connect the Dots
1 - Symbols Dot-to-Dots
"Arrows: You see this big field of arrows - no dots at all. Just arrows. So there's absolutely no visual hints about what the puzzle is about. You look for a circled arrow and start there, following where it points until you come to another arrow, and you take off in that direction. Of course, if you make a mistake, just one, small, easily explicable error, you soon find yourself wandering realms of graphic chaos. Which is why, despite Kalvatis' heartfelt recommendations that all his puzzles be done with a marker, we find ourselves frequently recommending a soft pencil with a very good eraser.
Compass: Here, you get nothing but an array of dots with a few symbols sprinkled in hither and yon. You look for a star and, then read the directions printed above the puzzle. And I do mean directions. Like, from the star, go: N (North(, and then Wx2 (two dots west), and then SWx2, and then on and on and on, and if you do it exactly right, you'll end up at an A. And then, from the A, you start on the next line of instructions...."
– From Bernie DeKoven, Major Fun Reviewer