The Brainiest Insaniest Ultimate Puzzle Book! (Paperback)

250 Wacky Word Games, Mystifying Mazes, Picture Puzzles, and More to Boggle Your Brain

By Mike Shenk, Amy Goldstein, Robert Leighton

Workman Publishing Company, 9780761143864, 194pp.

Publication Date: December 13, 2006

List Price: 12.95*
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Description

It’s win-win for the whole family: Kids love puzzles—and parents love their kids to love puzzles. Now from Puzzability—the premier puzzle-writing company whose mind-benders have appeared regularly in The New York Times and Disney Adventures, and repeatedly in The New Yorker and Martha Stewart Kids—comes a rich, original, and entertaining category-killer of a book with over 250 puzzles on every imaginable theme and subject.

Fully illustrated in color, here is a bonanza of mazes, word games, visual and logic puzzles, and more. With a full range of difficulty, but all totally solvable, the puzzles are not meant to be tests. In fact they’re engaging and humorous, as fun to work on as they are satisfying to solve. In Gray Matter, readers first solve a short crossword, then use the letters in the puzzle to crack a riddle. Hot Lines involves matching kids to their clothing—based on tan lines. Flea Circuit is an unusual maze that you find your way out of by jumping around the page like a flea. A scavenger hunt runs through the book—solve every puzzle to amass the clues and earn the bound-in certificate of achievement. (Yes, the honor system applies.)


About the Author

Mike Shenk is an expert puzzle maker. Along with Robert Leighton and Amy Goldstein, he founded the company Puzzability, which creates unique and challenging puzzles for kids and adults.
 


Amy Goldstein is an expert puzzle maker. Along with Robert Leighton and Mike Shenk, she founded the company Puzzability, which creates unique and challenging puzzles for kids and adults.
 


Robert Leighton, a New Yorker cartoonist, has created puzzles for The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, The New Yorker, ABC, and more. He lives in New York. Along with Mike Shenk and Amy Goldstein he’s the founder of Puzzability, which creates unique and challenging puzzles for kids and adults.