Raise the fun index with monster mazes and challenging puzzles from Barron’s

CHALLENGING INCREDIBLE DOT-TO-DOT

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Find amazing dot-to-dot puzzles with everything from 100 to 1,000 dots. The intensity builds as puzzles start easy but get harder as you go along. Puzzles will challenge kids (answers are in the back) and get them racing to join those dots. Color them in too! Each of the books in the Challenging…Books series is jam-packed with puzzles that are entertaining and absorbing. Plus, there are time challenges with every puzzle, so kids can try to beat the rest of the best. The only question is…are they up to the test? Encourage them to say yes, and tell them to get ready for hours of stimulating fun! Includes perforated pages. (Ages 8 and up)

In Emilee’s opinion:

This dot-to-dot book was definitely challenging but my seven year old son loved it. I loved that the mazes were easy in the beginning and got harder toward the end of the book. This will definitely come in handy for our flight to Florida. The book was filled with fun pictures which had clues as well. Great puzzle book!

MYTHS AND MONSTERS

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From the internationally acclaimed creator of MazeToons comes this wacky, maze-filled collection of mythological creatures, monsters, and more! Discover 50 colorfully illustrated mazes with fully solvable characters, cartoon elements, and imaginative creatures along every start-to-finish path. Themed, integrated illustrations—set within the mazes—are fun, playful, and perfect for big kids and grown-ups too. Besides navigating the usual twists and turns of a traditional maze, puzzle-solvers will have to navigate through crazy cartoon features, Bigfoot’s giant feet, the Cyclops’ eye, a kraken’s wiggly tentacles, and more. There are dozens of dead ends, illusions, twists, and turns that ramp up with each difficulty level. Open the pages and get lost in this mythical world that’s scary good fun! (Ages 9 and up)

In Emilee’s opinion:

Myths and Monsters included 50 different mazes just for kids. However, I did a few and thought they were very challenging. Also, there were different levels of difficulty. Start on the easy ones and work your way up to the most difficult ones. I thought the mazes were brilliantly done and it was fun to learn about new mythological creatures. If you really get stumped, don’t worry there are answers in the back of the book but Joe Wos says, “try not to peek.” I loved this book. This will definitely be another book to take on our trip.

CHALLENGING ODD ONE OUT

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Beat this: children must find up to 100 differences in each “odd one out” puzzle in record time! It’s not easy to solve them—but it’s such a thrill, kids will keep coming back for more. When completed, favorites can be colored too. Each of the books in the Challenging…Books series is jam-packed with puzzles that are entertaining and absorbing. Plus, there are time challenges with every puzzle, so kids can try to beat the rest of the best. The only question is…are they up to the test? Encourage them to say yes, and tell them to get ready for hours of stimulating fun! Includes perforated pages. (Ages 8 and up)

In Emilee’s opinion:

This was my favorite out of the three books. There were over 80 puzzles to test our skills. There is a clue at the top along with a time to beat. Sometimes the clock gives way more time than you need but it still is fun to try and beat the clock. I loved the illustrations and of course there were answers at the end of the book if you get stuck. I definitely recommend this book as it was fun for my son to beat each other.

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