The Greatest Dot-to-Dot Book in the World, Book 1

The Greatest Dot-to-Dot Book in the World, Book 1

by David Kalvitis

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Overview

The Greatest Dot-to-Dot Book in the World, Book 1 by David Kalvitis

The Greatest Dot-to-Dot Book in the World is a challenging collection of connect-the-dot surprises that stands apart because of its complexity and variety. In addition to traditional dot-to-dots, there are unique innovations and variations for those who can count into the hundreds and follow simple instructions. Readers will appreciate the fact that they can't tell what the images are before they start, as well as the twists and playful challenges that maintain excitement throughout the book. The final pictures cover a broad subject range, adding to the surprise element. This is a relaxing and fun book that will entertain young and old alike. Ages 8 to adult.

From the Author
When I was a kid I remember having an amazing dot-to-dot book. I saw page after page of dots and had no idea what they were before I started. It's been a long time since I've seen anything like that. I really wanted to recreate the magical experience I had for people today. The Greatest Dot-to-Dot Book in the World is a vast collection of mystery images that won't reveal themselves until you get started. Also included are unique new connect-the-dot inventions and ideas that have never before seen print. I think that this is the most exciting dot-to-dot book to come out in 30 years.

About the Author
A designer and artist, David Kalvitis has a fine arts degree from Syracuse University where he studied editorial design, painting and photography. He has operated a graphic design business in Upstate New York since 1987.
David is a lifelong fan of puzzles and games of all kinds, and has spent many hours both playing games and designing them. He is pleased to release his products to the public, and hopes they will be fun and relaxing for people of all ages.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780970043702
Publisher: Monkeying Around
Publication date: 10/28/2000
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 75,102
Product dimensions: 7.12(w) x 9.85(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 9 - 17 Years

What People are Saying About This

Eleanor Heldrich

Eleanor Heldrich, Children's Literature
This 8 1/2 by 11 inch book has 48 pages of intriguing, but indecipherable, pictures that are impossible to bring together visually until up to 317 dots are connected with straight lines drawn from dot to dot. The most intriguing thing about the designer's work is the way the puzzle solver is directed to draw long lines in unexpected places that completely unbalance any pre-conceived ideas about what is being depicted. Testing a puzzle, with no clues as to its final form, I drew a desert traveler riding a camel. This book would be a perfect gift for a convalescing friend, or indeed for anyone with time on his or her hands. And what about that young man who just won't learn his numbers? Book two in the series. 2001, Monkeying Around Publisher, $6.95. Ages 8 up.

Susan H.

Susan H., Mom, Westfield, MA
My 5 year old daughter received your dot-to-dot books as a Christmas present and has been glued to them ever since. Rachel has always enjoyed dot-to-dots but your books provided a super challenge for her. Rachel could easily count to 100 but wasn't familiar with the actual written numerals. Your books has helped her to learn the written numbers well into hundreds!! Rachel is miles ahead of her kindergarten class in counting and numbers. I would DIRECTLY attribute her success to your dot-to dot books. Rachel also learned the concept of even and odd numbers...something her school class hasn't even begun. Rachel loves to try and guess the pictures as she goes along. Rachel is very excited that a third book is coming along because she is almost half way through book # 2. Keep your great puzzle books coming!!

B. Jean

Jean B., Senior Citizen, Washington C.H., OH
Gee-whiz, a Dot-to-Dot Book that goes beyond '10'. What a brilliant and clever idea. I just finished Book 1, and can't wait til book 2 arrives. I used colored pencils which added a little something different. I am having a ball going from 1 to sometimes 200 plus and wondering what the picture will be. Fun, relaxing for a senior citizen.

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The Greatest Dot-to-Dot Book in the World, Book 1 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A wonderful collection of great dot-to-dots that are never cutesy or obvious. Can be enjoyed by any age. Includes interesting varieties on the classic dot-to-dot. Absorbing and relaxing. A well-thought-out and professional job in every respect.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Absolutely loved not knowing what the final picture would be when starting it. My kids & I tried to guess looking at the field of dots on each page what it would be and mostly got it completely wrong. It was funny comparing the final picture with our guesses! A wonderful diversion for all ages - left me looking for additional issues!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was looking for something that you could just take with you in the car or even sit in front of the TV with and this has been fun. There are different levels and I enjoy them all.
Berrynice More than 1 year ago
THIS IS BY FAR THE GREATEST DOT TO DOT IN THE WORLD AND IT MAKES A FANTASTIC GIFT. IT'S FOR EVERY AGE AND YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING UNTIL THE LAST DOT !!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
There are four volumes to these books and they are not only fun but challenging. They 'train the brain'. I wouldn't particularly recommend them for children but certainly for 12 to 88, they're great!
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This was a nice kid book, lots of different pictures to creat.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent activity for "quiet" time. Kept a 9-year-old occupied for over an hour, which is saying a lot for this one!
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Got this book just for something relaxing to do when I have free time. Very enjoyable..
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best dot-to-dot book I have ever seen! The images are impressive, and the book is entertaining for all ages. I find I must ration myself to one or two puzzles a day -- I could easily take the time to complete the book in one sitting. The tip about using 'fat' markers is great; I grabbed my son's Crayola markers and enjoy looking at the completed pictures almost as much as doing them. One of the neatest things about the book is that I usually have no idea what the picture will be. It's like opening a present on every page.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A plethora of puzzle books exist to choose from. This one, however, stands out from the crowd. Unlike most puzzles which are appropriate for only a small age range, these can be equally entertaining to kids and adults. Others have created dot-to-dot books, but not of this quality. This book presents dot-to-dots in a fun way, and more importantly, leaves you until the last few pen strokes before you're able to identify the incredibly detailed drawings. Any good book should keep you wanting more. This definitely passed that test. Not only did I want to go through the book in one sitting to see what pictures were to be found, I'm looking forward to seeing the next book in the series. This is highly recommended for kids and adults.
realwoman1031 More than 1 year ago
I purchased this for my Mom for Christmas and she loved it. She had it completed in two weeks, so I've ordered several of the followup versions!