Tricky Mindtrap Puzzles: Challenge the Way You Think & See

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Along with Lateral Mindtrap Puzzles, try some that are even tougher, because you've got to rely on your powers of observation, not just your talent for detecting verbal clues. Photos show close-ups of ordinary objects, and offer a tantalizing clue in words, often a taunting rhyme or quotation. The answers appear on another page, where you see the objects the way you usually look at them. Have you ever really looked at a single red-and-white spiral on a candy cane? Could you recognize a notch on the gear of a can ...
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Overview

Along with Lateral Mindtrap Puzzles, try some that are even tougher, because you've got to rely on your powers of observation, not just your talent for detecting verbal clues. Photos show close-ups of ordinary objects, and offer a tantalizing clue in words, often a taunting rhyme or quotation. The answers appear on another page, where you see the objects the way you usually look at them. Have you ever really looked at a single red-and-white spiral on a candy cane? Could you recognize a notch on the gear of a can opener? Or, a pair of kernels of corn? Of course you've seen them all before. They're so familiar, they're almost impossible to recognize! In addition, there are lots of trick questions: Is there a Fourth of July in Canada? Yes! It's the day after July 3!
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Children's Literature
Based on the Mindtrap Game, this challenging puzzle book invites readers to sharpen their thinking skills by solving dozens of brainteasers, optical illusions, riddles, and logic problems. The author alternates word problems and math puzzles with interesting quotes from famous people and fullcolor photo puzzles accompanied by helpful hints. A detailed answer key is included in the back of the book. This entertaining resource shows learners how to think in new ways and to see things in a different light. Although most of these puzzles need cerebral power to solve them, some of the puzzles have solutions that are surprisingly simple and straightforward. So before you fall for the mind "traps," sharpen your common sense muscles and get to work. This book is the perfect companion for long family car rides and rainy Saturdays. 2000, Sterling Publishing Company, Ages 9 to 12, $6.95. Reviewer: Debra Briatico
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780806944883
  • Publisher: Puzzlewright
  • Publication date: 12/28/2000
  • Series: Mindtrap Puzzles Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 144,793
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 10.64 (h) x 0.26 (d)

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