Synopses & Reviews
Buckley Beaver and Daffodil Duck are the tour guides for a nature excursion like no other! Children will love the curiosities and fun little quirks of the country setting as they work their way through a variety of activities featuring friendly animals, woodland wonders, and other nature themes. Country jokes and riddles will have kids giggling along with the animal guides.
Five sections — A Country Stroll, Crossing a Stream, A Day at the County Fair, Into the Woods, and Hiking Up a Mountain — feature puzzles that progress in difficulty, encouraging children to take the challenge and expand their skills (without becoming frustrated) as they work through the book. Connect-the-dots pictures make way for mazes, then word searches, sudokus, crossword puzzles, and logic problems.
Each illustrated page has lots to look at and plenty of room for small fingers to write. Buckley and Daffodil keep the tone lively throughout. It's an amusing and educational nature walk for city and country kids alike!
"Children will love the curiosities and fun little quirks of the country setting as they work their way through a variety of activities featuring friendly animals, woodland wonders and other nature themes. Country jokes and riddles will have kids giggling along with the animal guides." -Kiddsville News
Bursting with exciting activities, The Great Outdoors Games & Puzzles will keep even the most adventurous children on their toes Buckley the beaver and his pal Daffodil the duck lead the way on this intrepid expedition full of puzzles, riddles, and brainteasers created by master puzzle makers Helen Hovanec and Patrick Merrell. With plenty of fun facts and outdoor trivia, this lively and enriching activity book will keep children entertained for hours on end."
Join Buckley and Daffodil, and their wilderness friends for games, jokes, and puzzles of the most adventurous kind! Paddle a rustic raft down the creek to Buckley's lodge (page 30), challenge your friends to a game of heads or tails in a thrilling mountaintop race (page 111), and search a jumble of letters for 16 pretty flowers (page 72). It's wild fun.
About the Author
Helene Hovanec, author of numerous puzzle books, coordinates the annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament and is active in the World Puzzle Federation. She comes from a long line of coffee drinkers and has been a coffee aficionado for her entire adult life. She lives in New York City.Coffee Timebrings together every talent Patrick Merrell possesses: writing, researching, illustrating, and designing. He's written and/or illustrated more than 150 books, contributed to many national magazines, and is one of the New York Times'smost popular crossword creators. He lives with his wife and daughter in Mount Vernon, NY.