Use it or lose it! Crosswords and other mind-flexing puzzles can perform an anatomical impossibility: They keep the brain on its toes! Stay mentally fit and max out your mind with these marvelous crosswords, created in association with AARP. The perfect brain-bending workout, they test your smarts on vocabulary and classic knowledge, not hip-hop allusions or esoteric clues. The puzzles feature an easy-to-read font, inviting solvers to dive right in on deciphering the clues. Each collection features 50 great puzzles in a spiral-bound book that lies flat as you solve.
A child's first introduction to sports Game on! Perfect for parents to share with their toddlers, this simple board book introduces kids to very basic vocabulary associated with a favorite sport. The contemporary design features one word per page, a nice big photo, and a diverse selection of children in the pictures. Plus, the cover is appealingly tactile, with deep embossing and eye-catching spot gloss. Kids will grab hold of it again and again. Racket. Net. Volley. Tennis comes alive in this fun introduction to the sport. Featuring 20 first words ranging from "forehand" and "rally" to "lob" and "OUT!" this colorful, photographic board book is ACES.
Dinosaur-mad kids will love learning more about their favorite creatures in this fun and educational activity book. The adventure begins as young paleontologists join time-traveling explorers Mini and Max on a dot to dot mission to reveal dinosaurs hidden on each page. Kids get to meet a wide variety of creatures, including: the plant-eating Saturnalia and the carnivorous Eoraptor, who lived about 225 million years ago; the North American Technosaurus and its enemy, the Coelophysis; the giant Brachiosaurus and even larger Diplodocus; and the plated Stegosaurus. Each one appears in a spread with full-color art and a maximum of 50 dots per puzzle making the counting easy. Dinosaur experts from the British Natural History Museum have fully approved all the simple, understandable text.
What lives under the sea? Kids can peek below the waves to discover a whole new world--and have fun solving a very special kind of crossword, too! Every one of these puzzles presents a different marine animal, complete with a fascinating fact-filled paragraph. Here’s how it goes: throughout the text, certain words appear in ALL CAPS and bold type; they’re the ones that go in the crossword. So there’s no clue-solving; the challenge is to figure out where the phrases fit in the grid. The watery creatures include the American Lobster (with a brain about the same size as a grasshopper’s); the Atlantic Loggerhead Sea Turtle, which can weigh up to 200 pounds; and the Blue Whale--Earth’s largest animal.
The inspiring lessons continue with a brand new and beautiful addition to the magnificent series on drawing skills. This fourth book--which follows Art of Drawing, Art of Drawing Landscapes, and Art of Drawing the Human Body--covers all the essential basics for capturing vibrant and expressive still lifes. Breathtaking and enlightening images fill chapters devoted to capturing variations of light and shade; depicting forms, qualities, and textures; and producing a balanced, strong composition. You’ll also learn how to realistically render materials such as metal, glass, cloth, and wood. An engaging section of step-by-step projects includes still lifes with abstract shapes; backlit flowers in pencil and India ink; a chiaroscuro of drapes; and a scene with toys, drawn in crayon.
If you're dreaming of drawing comics, then you need a good place where you can get your artistic vision down on paper and plan your stories. And this companion to our Manga Storyboard Sketchbook is ideal for every aspiring or practicing comic creator. With a lie-flat binding and quality paper, it contains various styles of comic storyboard layout grids for working out page ideas and plot details--along with instructions on how to use the grids.
Welcome to the world of Scrabblegrams, puzzles that offer up all the fun of America's favorite word game, without the board or tiles. Scrabblegrams is a single-player game that takes just minutes to play, and you can take it with you anywhere; to the beach of on a train, tot the dentist's office or on a plane. Each Scrabblegrams puzzle includes four sets of seven jumbled letters - just like a rack of Scrabble tiles. Within the time allotted, reshuffle the letters to spell out words, trying to find those with the highest point score. To se how you did, tally your points and turn to the solutions in the back of the book, where you'll find the words with the highest score for each puzzle. There's more than one solution to every puzzle, and testing yourself against the highest possible score is part of the fun.