The Little Book of Secret Code Puzzles: Pearls of Wisdom & Encouragement Waiting to be Discovered, 2nd Edition

 
9780989271417: The Little Book of Secret Code Puzzles: Pearls of Wisdom & Encouragement Waiting to be Discovered, 2nd Edition

This is a new and much-improved 2nd edition of this book. If you've never solved a Code Puzzle before, or never even heard of a Code Puzzle, you're holding a book in your hands that will bring you a lot of amusement and insight. People who have never solved a Code Puzzle will delight in learning a new skill, after which they'll find that each puzzle they decode will bring them a thought to humor, encourage, or challenge them. Each two-page spread contains both a puzzle and a quotation, and each two-page spread of puzzle and quote is related in its thought. The quotes come from people who have lived all over the world, and from all ages of history, and each quote gives a clue to help solve the puzzle that is shown on the opposite page. Some of the puzzles are intended to be a bit humorous, but each contains a little pearl of wisdom that I describe as just "...waiting to be discovered." Kirkus Reviews wrote: "Simple brain-teasers yield deep thoughts in this winsome puzzle-book. The puzzles fall in the sweet spot of modest difficulty and occasionally the solution jumps out in a flash of insight. Solving them one after another becomes an enjoyable, flowing experience, a kind of linguistic version of completing Sudoku puzzles. While their puzzle-solving gears turn, readers will soak up useful life lessons. Each puzzle, prefaced by an unscrambled proverb, witticism or mystic pronouncement, certainly bears pondering, and could exert a subliminal character-building influence over kids as they decipher them. An amusing and edifying diversion."

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