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Children's LiteratureThis is an entertaining and challenging collection filled with tear-out puzzles that can be slipped into a lunchbox and pondered while eating. The book contains many different puzzles such as rebuses, rhyming pictures, word scrambles, fractured phrases, and "What's wrong with this picture" puzzles. On the back side of each puzzle are facts about many different things, ranging from the brain to how much perspiration a pair of feet gives off in a day. Some of the puzzles are tougher than others. For example, the fractured phrase "a bug in a dress is" (a ladybug) is easier to solve than "a three cent skate" (a cheapskate). Luckily, there are hints to each puzzle on the sides of the pages, but they aren't always precise enough for readers to be able to solve the puzzle easily. Thinking is required! The brightly colored cartoon illustrations are enjoyable and complement the text well. These puzzles are appropriate for children over eight and are a good way to get readers' minds working, especially at lunch time. 2002, Sterling, Ages 8 up.