Playing Smart: Brain Benders – Resources
Playing Smart: Brain Benders – Resources 101 Amazing Optical Illusions: Fantastic Visual Tricks, by Terry Jennings, Sterling, 1998. Ages 7 to 12. A variety of illusions illustrated in color, plus brief directions for making some of them.
Flat Stanley, by Jeff Brown, HarperTrophy, 1999. Ages 4 to 8. This classic tale is about a young boy who wakes up one morning to find himself two-dimensional.
The Rumpelstiltskin Problem, by Vivian Vande Velde, Houghton Mifflin, 2000. Ages 7 and up. The author takes an old fairy tale and points out its many logical holes, then utterly re-conceives the story in six new and wryly amusing forms.
Supposes, Dick Gackenbach, Harcourt Brace, 1991. Ages 4 to 8. This picture book imagines and illustrates the improbable. For example, suppose a polar bear had money, or a cow jumped into your bed, or ….
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From United Parenting Publications, August 2002