Saturday, December 29, 2012

Review: Chicken Games & Puzzles by Patrick Merrell, Helene Hovanec


SUMMARY FROM NETGALLEY.COM:
Kids everywhere are crowing about Storey’s popular Games & Puzzles series! The latest addition, Chicken Games & Puzzles, really gives them something to cluck about. Puzzle-masters Patrick Merrell and Helene Hovanec present a flock of activities for plucky kids — mazes, brainteasers, logic puzzles, word searches, jokes, riddles, tongue twisters, and more.
Adorably illustrated, and organized sequentially — with the simplest challenges presented first, the more challenging ones toward the back — Chicken Games & Puzzles will keep kids happily occupied for hours. Offering fun facts about everyone’s favorite bird and challenges that boost problem-solving skills, the book is as educational as it is amusing.
Parents will appreciate the hours of back-seat entertainment and rainy day diversion. Kids, on the other hand, will be egg-static at the wide variety of challenges. There’s nothing afowl here; Chicken Games & Puzzles promises fresh fun for the whole brood!
MY TAKE:

If this book had been around when I was a child, I would have been all over this.

Chicken Games & Puzzles is a collection of various puzzles centered around chickens. The puzzles are divided into several sections with dawn being the first part and night being the last part.

There are a huge variety of puzzles. There are mazes, decoders, spot the difference and so much more, which makes it perfect for kids with short attention spans.

My favorite puzzle is the egg collecting one. Basically, there are dots with circles in between. You and another player take turns connecting the dots and every time a player creates a triangle, he/she writes their name inside the circle in between.

Thanks to NetGalley and Storey Publishing for the e-ARC. Publication date of Chicken Games & Puzzles is on January 1, 2013.

THE GOOD:
  1. The chicken guides are funny.
  2. The puzzles are very varied so you won't get bored.
  3. There's something for everyone.
THE BAD:
  1. Some people may find the constant chicken theme tiresome.
FAVORITE QUOTE/S:
Hey, all the letters in JERSEY GIANT can be rearranged to spell "IT'S JEAN GREY."
READ IT IF:
  1. You like puzzles.
  2. Your child likes answering activity books.
  3. You're looking for an activity book for your child.
RATING:
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