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****1000 Play Thinks

Puzzles, Paradoxes, Illusions & Games

by Ivan Moskovich

Reviewed April 8, 2003.
Workman Publishing, New York, 2001.  420 pages.

This book actually could be for adults or for children.  I got it for my son’s eighth birthday last year (or maybe it was Christmas).  The last few days, on vacation, he pulled me into doing some of the puzzles with him.  I was delighted to discover how naturally logic comes to his brain, but I also enjoyed figuring out the puzzles myself, and kept going much longer than I had meant to.

This book has an incredible variety of (as it says) puzzles, paradoxes, illusions and games.  They’re rated at difficulties from one to ten.  I haven’t read the whole book, nor worked on as many puzzles as my son has, but what I have read and looked through, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed.  The book is called Play Thinks because the puzzles are meant to be fun.  With the big, bright, colorful and intriguing pages, I think the author meets this goal.

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