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Walter Wick's Optical Tricks

Walter Wick's Optical Tricks

1998 Picture Books
Ages: 7 & Up
By: Walter Wick
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0590222279
Hardcover Price: $13.95
Review:
Now you see it-or do you? From endpapers that appear to have a serious tear at the top (as well as an attached paper-clip so real-looking that we are tempted to lift it off), viewers are treated to fifteen optical illusions sure to both beguile and mislead us. By means of a mirror and the distortions it encourages, we are made to see that, here at least, things are seldom what they seem. While the author/photographer's explanations are often difficult to follow, children will be encouraged to use a small mirror to create illusions of their own.
Review   ©1998 Parents' Choice

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