Barnyard Games and Puzzles: 100 Mazes, Word Games, Picture Puzzles, Jokes and Riddles, Brainteasers, and Fun Activities for Kids

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Storey Publishing, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 144 pages
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Kids love animals as much as they love puzzles and silly word games. Barnyard Games & Puzzles follows the success of Horse Games & Puzzles for Kids and The Petting Farm Poster Book. Full of lively drawings, it offers page after page of word games and picture puzzles, as well as jokes, riddles, and word play.

Puzzle books for kids are often either too simplistic or too frustratingly difficult for young solvers. Barnyard Games & Puzzles was created by two experienced puzzle makers who have designed a variety of puzzles specifically for five-to eight-year-old readers.

With nearly 100 puzzles, the book clusters simpler games in the front and draws the reader on to more complex ones. Connect-the-dots pictures and find-the-hidden-items drawings will entice younger children, while the mix of crossword puzzles, fill-in-the-blanks, mazes, word searches, logic puzzles, codes, and other games will provide hours of fun and delight for both beginning and more experienced readers.

Each illustrated page has lots to look at and plenty of room for small fingers to write. A pair of funny farmyard friends wander through the pages giving directions and telling silly jokes. Kids love animals as much as they love puzzles and silly word games. Barnyard Games & Puzzles follows the success of Horse Games & Puzzles for Kids and The Petting Farm Poster Book. Full of lively drawings, it offers page after page of word games and picture puzzles, as wellas jokes, riddles, and word play. Puzzle books for kids are often either too simplistic or too frustratingly difficult for young solvers. Barnyard Games & Puzzles was created bytwo experienced puzzle makers who have designed a variety of puzzles specifically for five-to eight-year-old readers.

With nearly 100 puzzles, the book clusters simpler games in the front and draws the reader on to more complex ones. Connect-the-dots pictures and find-the-hidden-items drawings will entice younger children, while the mix of crossword puzzles, fill-in-the-blanks, mazes, word searches, logic puzzles, codes, and other games will provide hours of fun and delight for both beginning and more experienced readers. Each illustrated page has lots to look at and plenty of room for small fingers to write. A pair of funny farmyard friends wander through the pages giving directions and telling silly jokes. Barnyard Games & Puzzles is sure to appeal to country and city kids alike.
 

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CONTENTS
4
WELCOME
7
INSTRUCTIONS
8
Easy Puzzles to Get You Going
9
Fun Stuff to Move You Along
35
Clever Challenges to Keep You Busy
61
Tough Teasers to Show How Smart You Are
87
BARNYARD DICTIONARY
113
ANSWERS
117
ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF FEATURES
141
Follow the Bouncing Egg
142
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About the author (2006)

Helene Hovenec is the co-author of many Storey puzzle books, including Barnyard Games & Puzzles. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Patrick Merrell is a cartoonist, puzzle maker, and author whose work has appeared in hundreds of publications. He is a regular contributor to the New York Times crossword, the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, and the World Puzzle Championship. His other books include Bird Brainteasers and Coffee Time. He lives in Mt. Vernon, New York.

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