A tantalizing web of deceptive artwork and wordplay lures us to play detective in this fascinating and puzzling book. Over a million copies sold! The missing letters in the alphabet on the edges of each page can be rearranged to make the name of an animal. The reader must then try to find that animal in the artwork.
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From ages four and up, you will not find a better incentive for children to learn the alphabet, to recognize and write letter, to develop spelling skill, to use the dictionary and the encyclopedia and to discover the fun which can be cleverly concealed inside the covers of a book. Over seventy species of animals are illustrated (forty-four of them disguised as innocent-looking leaves or branches or...).Ambrose Fogarty's diary gives us fascinating insights into the animals' habits and characteristics and the format of the mystery puzzle makes children feel involved in helping the creatures with which we share our world.
The text is rich with information and descriptive imagery. Words such as conservation, specimen, perilous, charred, lava, sulfur, dormant, chaos, devoid, quicksilver, onyx, iridescent, molted, autumnal, decipher, soporific, stalactites, prodigiously, docile, fossilized (to list only a few!) are sprinkled generously throughout the diary in meaningful context. In the tradition of Rudyard Kipling and A.A. Milne, Paul Adshead writes with great respect for a child's ability to appreciate and enjoy the intricacies of the English language. Puzzle Island is an invitation to communication and interaction with others. It is as much a social tool as it is an intellectual challenge. It brings together people of many different ages and interests and promises opportunities for discovery for all!About the Author:
Paul Adshead is a self-taught author and illustrator who lives on a farm in the North of England. He has eight published titles, all with Child's Play.
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