A Far, Far Better Thing to Do offers lit lovers 65 engaging activities to tease their brains and unleash their creativity, from word searches and mazes to crosswords, matching games, quizzes, and continue-the-story activities.
Nothing captures the imagination quite like classic literature the warmth of Little Women, the mystery of Dracula, and the heart-racing suspense of Moby-Dick have inspired generations of readers to get lost in the pages of these beloved books.
From coloring pages to connect-the-dots, the charming activities in this book infuse our best-loved texts with a fresh, modern spin and just the right level of challenge. Whether you're a bibliophile or bookworm, whichever moniker you prefer, get ready to appreciate the classics in a fun new way.
|Publisher:||Running Press Book Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Joelle Herr is a publishing industry veteran, with a bookworm's love of literature. She has written abridgments of the works of Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare, and Mark Twain, and is now the owner of Her Bookshop, an independent bookstore. Joelle lives and works in Nashville, Tennessee.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Here's the dilemma I always have...what do you buy a book lover for a gift? Guessing at a title they haven't read is always risky. But, what about a book about books? An interactive book? And here's the answer - A Far, Far Better Thing to Do - A Lit Lover's Activity Book by Joelle Herr with illustrations by Lindsay Spinks. From the introduction: "If you're reading this, chances are you're a card-carrying (library card, natch), TBR-stacking, unabashed book nerd. Bibliophile or bookworm, whichever moniker you prefer, if you consider yourself a lit lover, welcome - and get ready to experience and appreciate the classics in a whole new, super-fun and interactive way." Check! That would be me. I adore books like this - books that challenge my brain, provide some distraction from the busyness of life and celebrate the written word. Match the famous lines, characters, actors and more with the book title, mazes, crossword puzzles, connect the dots, word searches, knowledge quizzes and much more. A Far, Far Better Thing to do is printed in two tone, black and red. But....there are many line drawings that call out for pencil crayons or markers. There are sixty five activities tucked in between the covers. And if you get stuck.....the answers are included in the back. (And the title? Did you guess? It's a take on a quote from Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities.) A great gift for a friend - or yourself!