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The Little Giant® Book of Optical Illusions
Bats and birds that look like faces. Skulls that pop up on anything white. Three donkeys with three ears be-tween them. And walls that disappear. Relax, they’re only optical illusions. Examine thousand-year-old drawings, find out about closure, perspective, and “the Rubin vase”, and how these tools can untangle the tricks found in this volume.
Paperback, 360 pages
Published June 30th 1997 by Sterling
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A fun little book. I've always enjoyed optical illusions, and while some of these are old to me, others are new and neat. There are some a bit grotesque (such as skulls, or just ugly), and one or two immodest drawings, but overall decent. Many were very simple, which may be more fun for kids. Most were shapes and pictures, some words. Some didn't work so well for me, and some were a puzzle even after looking at the answer key. All pretty fun, but my favorite are generally the old/pictoral illusi ...more
Nov 28, 2008 Nola Redd rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: elementary age kids, middle school kids
Recommended to Nola by: Molly New
This book occupies my kids for hours at a time. I don't know how - it gives me a huge headache - but they love it. It is a sure car-trip favorite!