Blaze a trail through a juicy apple, a buzzing bee, a seagoing sailboat, and other objects. Twenty-six simple mazes -- one for each letter of the alphabet -- will take you through an igloo, over the ocean floor, around a giant yo-yo, and more. For extra fun, color the big pictures when you're finished traveling. By the way, if you get stuck, take a peek at the answers. They're at the end of the book
Out of the blue of the western sky comes yes, the Songbird but she's not alone. Soaring in formation beside her are Daedalus and Icarus reaching for the sun Pegasus shooting for the stars the graceful Stratospheron and her fleet of followers, Baker F-399, Baker X-411, and the Phantom.
An imaginary air force? No, a model one eight original, aerodynamically sound paper airplanes, ready to build and waiting to fly waiting for you, the engineer-pilot, to let them glide, circle, loop, and perform as they must, when cut and assembled according to clear, simple instructions.
These eight full-color, full-sized planes need only scissors, glue, paper clips, a penny, and a few other inexpensive materials to get them off the ground. Their modern, state-of-the-art design by noted graphic artist Arthur Baker allows adjustment of rudder, ailerons, and elevators. This book is a safe and convenient "hangar" for the planes until they are cut and made after that the stratosphere is their home "
How big was the largest dinosaur? The smallest? The fastest? All of these answers and more are in this fact-filled coloring book for children ages 8 and up.
Simply by following the dots, playing hidden word games, doing crossword puzzles, working through mazes, and solving "what's wrong" pictures, kids can learn about the "terrible lizards" that lived millions of years ago.
Young paleontologists will come face to face with such Mesozoic monsters as the long-necked Apatosaurus, three-horned Triceratops, "hollow-tailed" Coelurus, carnivorous Tyrannosaurus, and more.
Ever wonder how a suspension bridge can cross a gap thousands of feet wide? Want to know how to build a comfortable lounge chair out of cardboard boxes? Or what keeps a massive cathedral dome from collapsing? Discover the answers to these and many more questions in Steven Caney's Ultimate Building Book, a wonderfully comprehensive exploration of design, construction, and invention that will stimulate the curiosity of children and adults alike. Much as David Macaulay's blockbuster The Way Things Work did for machines and devices a decade ago, this definitive volume from best-selling author Steven Caney details the ins and outs of construction in all its fascinating forms. Packed with exciting building projects guaranteed to engage anyone from age 4 to 104, the Ultimate Building Book gives easy-to-follow instructions for creating amazing models and toys that are as much fun to make as they are to play with Readers are also introduced to a wide variety of household materials and tools that can be used for building, along with fascinating insights into the architectural and design properties of everything from drinking straws to yurts. A mammoth project in its own right, this book has been under construction for more than a decade. The result is hundreds of superbly illustrated pages that will enlighten and fascinate armchair architects of all ages for years to come.
Any marksman knows that the key to becoming an accomplished shooter is to practice, practice, practice, and Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction Targets contains more than 100 perforated targets that minimarksmen can use to develop their skills. The targets are divided into three themes--Basic, Secret Agent, and Dark Ages--with a variety of game-play scenarios, including blasting the lock off a chained door, knocking down a castle gate, or taking out a security camera. On the back of each target are rules for basic and advanced play. Ideas for setting up an in-house firing range that will protect walls and furniture are also included. In addition to the targets, instructions for five new Mini Weapons are provided, including a Paper Pick Blow Gun, a Toothpick Tape Dart, and a Semi-Automatic Pen Pistol.
Eight all-original tattoos of swashbuckling pirate designs A galleon of full-color tattoos includes infamous symbols of the cutlass-wielding rovers of the high seas: swords, skulls, and coveted pirate booty An array of sizes and styles are available for safe and easy decoration of arms, legs, wrists, shoulders, and chests. Includes application and removal instructions.
Take your child's creativity outside Laura C. Martin offers 65 art projects that kids can make with materials found right in their backyard. There's no limit to the imaginative possibilities as children mix paints from colorful flower blossoms, dig clay for molding elf-sized furniture, and craft functional twig baskets. Cultivating a respectful engagement with nature while developing artistic skills, Nature's Art Box is an inspiring handbook for the next generation of expressive and conscientious stewards of the earth's resources.
A child's introduction to the world of optical illusions.
Optical illusions are a window into how the brain perceives. Part of the fun is being fully aware that you're being tricked, fooled and misled. This collection of illusions will definitely do that
Amazing Optical Illusions features thirty of the most fascinating images guaranteed to dazzle the eye and trick the mind. It includes examples of every type of optical illusion:
- Ground/field reversal images where one shape switches into another and back again
- Escher's Impossible Crate
- Eternal spirals and dazzling graphic patterns
- Enigmatic designs and hidden figures
- Baffling shapes that change before your eyes.
The illusions are rendered in photography, artwork and the latest computer imaging. Each illusion is explained in clear language for young readers.
Amazing Optical Illusions is a child's exciting introduction to the world's most startling optical illusions. It is a fascinating collection that will have all ages wondering exactly what they are seeing.