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Thomas and Esmeralda visit their eccentric Uncle Hector MacPelican at their ancestral home, in an interactive puzzle book that takes them on a clever treasure hunt that also becomes a search for a hidden thief.
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Kindergarten-Grade 3-In this "Waldo" clone, Thomas and Esmerelda are spending a day at Uncle Hector MacPelican's castle. There is no story line linking the scenes; each double-page spread shows a different section of the castle and features things to count and find, a maze, and a treasure hunt. The clues are listed in boxes at the tops of the pages. The very colorful and detailed artwork is done in pen and watercolor. Children will find the challenges easier than those in Handford's titles or Marzollo's "I Spy" books (Scholastic). A fun, ephemeral choice for collections in which demand for puzzle and "find it" books is high.
JoAnn Rees, Sunnyvale Public Library, CA
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Walker Books Ltd, 1996. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110744547008
Book Description Walker Books Ltd, 1996. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0744547008