How do a you cross a river with a hungry wolf, a delicious looking sheep, and a crunchy head of cabbage? Who can possibly eat with three-foot long chopsticks? Why are these even relevant questions?
Education has many goals, but one of the most important is to teach children how to think for themselves in creative ways. These puzzles will stretch your child’s reasoning ability and challenge them to come up with surprising solutions.
When a gold ring goes missing, it will take more than magic sticks to solve the problem. Your child will have to think outside of the box to discover that–well, we’ll let you figure that one out. And try not to cheat! Because the fun is in coming up with as many solutions as possible.
Even in black and white, Peter Sis’s ink illustrations are breathtaking. After seeking U.S. asylum in the 80’s, Sis found a creative outlet for his childlike perspective through illustrations.“Because I have been in this country for only ten years, I see things much like a ten year old child.” He was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, the highest honor in the world of children’s books.
Stories to Solve is filled with Sis’s signature stippling patterns. His stunning drawings combined with Shannon’s easy-to-follow narration make this book worth puzzling over.