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The Great Treasure Hunt
     

The Great Treasure Hunt

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by David Anson Russo
 

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In this full-color magical puzzle book, the ultimate goal is to find twelve pieces of gold—but along the way you must first locate one treasure hunter, two rabbits, three babies, four blue signs, five musical instruments…and the list goes on. Are you up for the challenge?

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In this full-color magical puzzle book, the ultimate goal is to find twelve pieces of gold—but along the way you must first locate one treasure hunter, two rabbits, three babies, four blue signs, five musical instruments…and the list goes on. Are you up for the challenge?

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Clearly derivative of Martin Handford's Waldo titles, this large-format, search-and-find book contains 12 elaborately detailed spreads depicting various street scenes in the bustling town of Huddlesford. With each turn of the page readers are asked to find an increasing number of objects, to a total of 78 in the final illustration--a carnival scene in which are hidden (among other things) three babies, five musical instruments, seven flags, nine yellow cats and 12 golden goblets. Some treasure seekers may have trouble keeping track of their findings; remembering exactly how many of the 12 goblets one has spotted, for instance, is no easy task. This--and the considerable challenge of locating some of the tinier objects--may prove frustrating to youngsters. Although as cluttered and colorful as the drawings featuring the elusive Waldo, Russo's art lacks the complexity and inherent humor of Handford's. Ages 5-up. (Oct.)
School Library Journal
Gr 1-6-- This ``Waldo'' wannabe is only for the most tenacious fans of the search-and-find genre. Readers join treasure hunter Sir Gordon Goodfellow as he searches for 12 ancient gold goblets hidden in the city of Huddlesford. The hunt is cumulative and, while it begins with Sir Goodfellow, it ends with the injunction to locate ``2 rabbits, 3 babies, 4 blue signs, 5 musical instruments . . . 12 golden goblets.'' The pages are truly crowded, with tiny figures jammed against each other; the population density of Huddlesford makes searching difficult compared to the ``Waldo'' books, in which figures are larger and less likely to be shoulder-to-shoulder. Moreover, the browns and dark greens of this one give it a dimly lit, heavy quality. Waldo's outrageous visual puns are missing, but now and then a man with a red striped shirt and blue pants can be spotted--a nice, humorous touch. For die-hard puzzlers with good eyesight. Not for middle-aged book reviewers with bifocals. --Anna Biagioni Hart, Martha Washington Library, Alexandria, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442443426
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date:
11/08/2011
Pages:
28
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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The Great Treasure Hunt 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous 3 months ago
David Russo you are brilliant! I personally love ALL of your work but The Great Treasure Hunt is one of my favorites! Love the colors, the fun challenge and thinking outside the box. So David! It is perfect for kids and adults! Thank you so much for sharing your passion and beauty with the world. Congratulations!! I am one of your biggest fans! Love your work!
GrandmaBumblebee 3 months ago
I came across David Russo's Great Treasure Hunt books while visiting my friend's daughter whom just had her third child. Her older children were quiet in the corner of the room and they were so excited about a book they had. They kept pointing to the pages and yelling "I found another one" and this went on repeatedly for over an hour. I walked over to see which book they were so in love with and it was this seek + find book by Russo. So, I sat down with them and they got so excited to show me all of the items they found, and next thing I knew I was immersed with them trying to locate all of these wonderful items hidden within the book's pages. They also had another book of his called the Great Treasure Hunt Around The World. The art was stunning! I ended up buying both books for my other friends grandchildren and they too fell in love with them. I highly recommend these books. And I must admit, they appeal to adults too, or should I say this author/grandmother!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Our kids were literally finished w/those Where's Waldo books in a day and wanted a book that would hold their attention much longer and be an actual challenge. The Russo book was the answer-long car trips changed for the better as they ended up NOT playing w/their electronic devices and focused instead on finding the Treasure Hunter and all of the cool icons he embedded into this beautiful high detailed scenes-which BTW are of the most beautifiul seek/find book scenes we have ever seen. Then we bought his follow up book too The Great Treasure Hunt Around The World. Highly recommend both books-this artist Russo is amazing!!