Grade(s): 3 and up
Puzzles: 42 (3 double page puzzles)
A challenging collection of connect-the-dot surprises that stands apart because of its complexity and variety. In addition to traditional dot-to-dots, there are unique innovations and variations for those who can count into the hundreds and follow simple instructions. Readers will appreciate the fact that they can't tell what the images are before they start, as well as the twists and playful challenges that maintain excitement throughout the book. The final pictures cover a broad subject range, adding to the surprise element. This is a relaxing and fun book that will entertain young and old alike. Ages 8 to adult.
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.
Examples of the dot-to-dot variations:
"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 youself 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