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Literary Puzzle Book: 120 Classic Crosswords, Sudoku, and Other Puzzles for Book Lovers
Literary Puzzle Book
120 Classic Crosswords, Sudoku, and Other Puzzles for Book Lovers
Paperback      ISBN: 1510746234
Make a literary escape into the pages of a puzzle book
Are you bursting with literary knowledge that you'd like to put to the test? Or do you just want a moment's distraction filling in a Harry Potter- or Lord of the Rings-themed crossword puzzle, looking up the names of Charles Dickens's characters in a word search, or completing a Jane Austen sudoku puzzle?

Literary Puzzle Book, now in a large format, offers puzzles of varying difficulty levels and literary themes that will amuse, excite, and inform. This handy book features 120 craft conundrums that will keep you scratching your head over famous author pen names and obscure literary terms as you exercise your knowledge on Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Marcel Proust, Henry James, and James Joyce. These puzzles include:
  • Anagrams and cryptograms
  • Crosswords and word searches
  • Riddles and quizzes
  • Sudoku
  • And many more

For all book-loving puzzle solvers or puzzle-loving book readers, Literary Puzzle Book is the perfect avenue to unwind, or be challenged.
Optical Illusions: The Science of Visual Perception
Optical Illusions
The Science of Visual Perception
Paperback      ISBN: 1554071518

This intriguing collection contains more than 275 optical illusions that appear to change before your eyes. Al Seckel carefully selected both well-known images, such as Shepard's tabletop, Wade's spiral, Ames room and Rubin's face/vase, and many lesser-known, but no less effective, illusions.

Every type of optical illusion is here, along with notes about the science of each visual perception and how the illusions work. Among the baffling images and shapes are:

  • Figure/ground illusions, in which one shape switches into another then back again
  • Ambiguous figures
  • Impossible objects
  • Trompe l'oeil
  • Stereo illusions.
  • With illusions rendered in photography, artwork and computer imaging, and a huge variety of themes and effects, Optical Illusions dazzles both the mind and the eye.

    Watercolor Glue-Resist Wonders: Create Irresistible Art Using Glue and Watercolors
    Watercolor Glue-Resist Wonders
    Create Irresistible Art Using Glue and Watercolors
    Paperback      ISBN: 0760362300
    Create your own works of watercolor art with ease--Watercolor Glue-Resist Wonders includes pre-printed paper, paintbrushes, glue, and paints to get you started with this amazing technique.

    Beautiful and flowing, there is nothing else that looks like a watercolor painting; but it is a difficult medium to master. Watercolor Glue-Resist Wonders is a new way to use watercolor that even absolute beginners can do.

    The Watercolor Glue-Resist Wonders kit comes with everything you will need to get started, including four pre-printed watercolor sheets, two watercolor paintbrushes, white glue, and your own set of 12 watercolor paints.

    The innovative techniques in Watercolor Glue-Resist Wonders will have you creating your own watercolor works of art right away. Outline the designs on the pre-printed template paper with the provided glue. Then, paint over the image with watercolor to add depth and dimension. Adults and children alike will be amazed at how the paint "resists" adhering to the glue to create a fun, lively effect.

    You will love this unique approach to creating art with watercolor paints
    A Million Little Bricks: The Unofficial Illustrated History of the Lego Phenomenon
    A Million Little Bricks
    The Unofficial Illustrated History of the Lego Phenomenon
    Paperback      ISBN: 1626361185

    There aren't many titles that haven't been bestowed on LEGO toys, and it's not hard to see why. From its inception in the early 1930s right up until today, the LEGO Group's history is as colorful as the toys it makes. Few other playthings share the LEGO brand's creative spirit, educative benefits, resilience, quality, and universal appeal. The LEGO name is now synonymous with playtime, but it wasn't always so. This history charts the birth of the LEGO Group in the workshop of a Danish carpenter and its steady growth as a small, family-run toy manufacturer to its current position as a market-leading, award-winning brand. The company's ever-increasing catalog of products--including the earliest wooden toys, plastic bricks, play themes, and other building systems such as DUPLO, Technic, and MINDSTORMS--are chronicled in detail, alongside the manufacturing process, LEGOLAND parks, licensed toys, and computer and video games.
    Learn all about how LEGO pulled itself out of an economic crisis and embraced technology to make building blocks relevant to twenty-first-century children, and discover the vibrant fan community of kids and adults whose conventions, websites, and artwork keep the LEGO spirit alive. As nostalgic as it is contemporary, A Million Little Bricks will have you reminiscing about old Classic Space sets, rummaging through the attic for forgotten Minifigure friends, and playing with whatever LEGO bricks you can get your hands on (even if it means sharing with your kids).

    Teach Yourself Be a Master At Go
    Teach Yourself Be a Master At Go
    Paperback      ISBN: 0071761659

    More than 60 million books sold in the Teach Yourself series
    Understand the philosophy behind Go, and how modern developments have effected this enduringly popular game

    "Be a Master at Go" is a comprehensive introduction to this fascinating ancient game. With step-by-step instructions and clear diagrams, you will learn the concepts, tactics and strategies of the game, whether you are a complete beginner or a more experienced player aiming to reach club level.

    Includes: The origins and history of the game, and developments in computer and Internet Go One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.

    Japanese Chess: The Game of Shogi
    Japanese Chess
    The Game of Shogi
    1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 4805310367
    Learn and master the fascinating game of Japanese Chess or "Shogi" with this expert guide and chess set.

    Japanese Chess: The Game of Shogi is the ultimate strategy guidebook for players of any skill level to improve their game and winning strategies. Played by millions around the world, Shogi is the uniquely Japanese variant of chess. It is the only version in which an opponent's captured piece can be dropped back onto the board as one's own. This makes for extremely exciting, dynamic gameplay in which momentum can quickly shift back and forth between players.

    Trevor Legett, expert player and longtime resident of Japan, gives you all the information you need to play the game, form its basic rules to winning tactics.

    Also included in this book are:
    • Sample game and commentary
    • Discussion of various opening strategies and game positions
    • Explanation of how to read a Japanese score
    • Fold-out Shogi board
    • Sturdy paper playing pieces
    Japanese Chess features everything you need to get started playing this challenging and fun game
    Perfectly Mindful Origami - Origami Zodiac East and West
    Perfectly Mindful Origami - Origami Zodiac East and West
    Paperback      ISBN: 1911127128

    This covetable collection of perfectly mindful origami includes 25 inventive paper projects for all signs of the zodiac, both eastern and western. From an elegant dragon and a complex scorpion to a stylised monkey and a classic rooster, each project is superbly designed and clearly explained with fully illustrated step-by-step instructions. Also included are 30 sheets of origami paper to get you started on a relaxing and creative activity for your digital detox time. Whether you are an origami beginner or a seasoned paper crafter looking for a more complex challenge, Perfectly Mindful Origami will exercise your mind while clearing it of clutter.

    Beginning Go: Making the Winning Move
    Beginning Go
    Making the Winning Move
    Paperback      ISBN: 4805309555
    The must-have resource guidebook for those looking to learn the ancient Asian game of Go

    Beginning Go is a clear, concise and thorough introduction to the intricacies of Go that is perfect for first time players. The straightforward, easy-to-follow instructions and detailed examples make it simple to understand how to play. Players will learn the rules, how to keep score, as well as effective winning strategies and tactics to make the game more competitive and fun.

    By the time players finish the instructional sections, they'll have all the confidence, skill and techniques they'll need to enjoy playing this fascinating game. What's more, Go's unique handicapping system, which the book explains, allows even absolute beginners to play competitive games with experienced players.
    Scratch & Create: I Love Hand Lettering: Design Your Own Quotes with 16 Scratch Boards and 4 Alphabet and Ornament Stencils
    Scratch & Create: I Love Hand Lettering
    Design Your Own Quotes with 16 Scratch Boards and 4 Alphabet and Ornament Stencils
    Paperback      ISBN: 1631593900

    Scratch pages have dethroned adult coloring books in the world of adult activity books. Scrape off the coating to reveal beautiful scenes with Scratch & Create: I Love Hand Lettering.

    Adult coloring books are so 2015. Grab your stylus and dive into the awesome world of scratch art Each art page in Scratch & Create: I Love Hand Lettering is covered in a layer of silver, metallic coating. With the provided tool, you will etch, scrape, and scratch it away to reveal beautiful scenes beneath.

    What better way to unwind after a stressful day than with the simple, meditative, satisfying act of creating art? Scratch & Create: I Love Hand Lettering comes with 20 delightful, original postcard-style designs by Shandra Smith. Each page is easy to tear out, so once you've completed your masterpiece, you can display, frame, or even mail them. Grab your stylus and get scratching today You'll definitely be glad that you did.

    3D Bubble Writer: A Crazy Craft Book
    3D Bubble Writer
    A Crazy Craft Book
    Paperback      ISBN: 1780674864

    You've already learnt How To Become The Best Bubble Writer In The World Ever - now do it in 3D

    In this great new addition to the Bubble Writer series, learn how to draw loads of great new bubble alphabets - and then learn how to take them off the page

    Make your letters pop off the page with perspective, create real 3D letters of all shapes and sizes, try out stand-up letters, hanging letters, letters you can wear and many, many more

    The book also comes with 8 brilliant sheets of press-out coloured card to help you achieve your bubble-writing creations.