The Little Giant Book of Optical Tricks

The Little Giant Book of Optical Tricks

by Keith Kay
     
 

Look closely at each illustration—what do you see? Are you sure? Don’t trust your eyes too quickly, because every picture here has an optical trick to fool you. Some-times you’ll find “two objects in one”; sometimes you have to rotate drawings to solve the puzzle. Among the forms of visual magic: a bird that “flies”

Overview

Look closely at each illustration—what do you see? Are you sure? Don’t trust your eyes too quickly, because every picture here has an optical trick to fool you. Some-times you’ll find “two objects in one”; sometimes you have to rotate drawings to solve the puzzle. Among the forms of visual magic: a bird that “flies” into a cage and a boy who changes into a monkey when the page is turned upside down. More than 300 engrossing optical illusions.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
This is a collection of pictures, puzzles and visual oddities. These bizarre drawings, some of them familiar, are illustrations of such visual tricks as the proverbial¾which line is longer? Or, is it a swan or a hawk? Some of the puzzles will make you cross-eyed, but they are guaranteed to entertain or at least temporarily befuddle. Numerous images are from a bygone era, such as trying to find a likeness of Napoleon in a line drawing. The approximately 300 visual tricks are indexed and the book comes with answers. This is old fashioned, low-tech entertainment. 2000, Sterling,
With more than three hundred optical tricks, this small chunky book is fun for travel or simply for stumping friends. A great gift idea! 2000, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., $6.95. Ages 8 to 12. Reviewer: M. Thomas SOURCE: Parent Council, September 2001 (Vol. 9, No. 1)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806949727
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
12/12/1999
Series:
Little Giant Series
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 5.46(h) x 0.92(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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