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It’s a wonderful time of the year! Guess what! It is time for Raincoast’s #PlayTestShare. Today I get to show you a couple of really neat items I reviewed from Raincoast Books and YOU dear Canadian Resident, get the chance to win one!
I have to admit, I couldn’t get a picture of my lad with this one. 🙂 He’s a bit aged out, but he thought it would be fun for little kids. “Look mom, it doesn’t have words. They could tell their own story!” He even made a sample story but wouldn’t let me take a picture of him with it. Gotta respect a lad right?
Now, if you used all 20 pieces in the box you could make a story 8 feet long. Pretty impressive right? We made together about four different stories, and the combinations are limited only by the imagination of your child.
Each tile is double sided. One tile to start off the story, three potential ending tiles. The tiles do not show in the backgrounds an obvious connection to each other, you have to look at the wordless images and decide what you think might be the next step in the story, and decide what is happening in it.
Now my lad normally glances at the books I get brought in, and occasionally takes a fancy to one but not that often. He saw this one, casually glanced at it and asked, “what’s this one all about mom?” So I showed him a couple of the graphics and he disappeared on me with the book.. I heard chortling!
I dragged him out of his room and said “Okay, you like this book. Why?”
“Mom, it’s funny. Look at this page…. only one chance out of 765 and and well he does it!” “and look at this one mom… it’s.. it’s..it’s funny!!!” Rarely is my lad without words, but he kept pointing and chortling and saying see mom, see? And then he’d explain it to me. 🙂
Admittedly, I’ve watched the Star wars movies with my fellows, but the details…I don’t remember them, the lad and his dad do. This book, it was made for them. To laugh, to see facts they hadn’t thought of, to ponder the amazingness that is Star Wars.
Tim Leong uses humour and graphs, diagrams, charts and more to convey a variety of fats about the Star Wars universe. Join my son in learning and chortling away. 🙂
Laughter mixed with learning is a very good thing. Check out Raincoast’s blog post.
Let me tell you a bit more about the giveaway prizes:
is a fun little twist on classic games and activities and offers easy
amusement during family dinners, holiday gatherings and road trips! This
miniature deck of cards features
and playful questions about the past, present, and future – a great way
for family members to connect and learn new things about one another.
a gorilla in a party hat to a hedgehog rat-a-tat-tatting on his drum,
these animal friends from different habitats-the jungle, farm, woodland,
and Arctic-know that togetherness
is something to celebrate. Featuring twelve double-sided uniquely
die-cut pieces by artist Junzo Terada, this fun puzzle offers (nearly)
endless combinations, providing hours of entertainment.
newest book from Herve Tullet magically responds with bursts of color
and moving shapes, empowering children by letting their imaginations
liberate and direct each page’s reaction.
Tullet’s books define the genre of participatory bookmaking,
encouraging readers to explore and interact with the physical book in
all its dimensions. The reward is tremendous: a journey of whimsy and
sheer fun that extends well beyond the book’s pages.
Donner Dinner Party
safe when there are cannibals hiding among you? That’s the question at
the heart of this fast-paced game of social deduction in which cannibals
and pioneers face
off in a fight for survival. Set in the winter of 1846, players are
members of the ill-fated Donner Party wagon train, stranded atop a
mountain with no food. Rowdy, outrageous, and full of deception, this
party game packs a delightfully wicked twist!
Based on a unique and original format,
this game contains 20 story-telling puzzle pieces printed on both sides.
Each piece can be interchanged or flipped over to allow for all kinds
of plot twists and turns, and there are even
two alternative endings! When all the puzzle pieces are used, they
stretch out to over 8-feet long to tell your own mega ghost story!
Press out, slot together and play with
your very own T-Rex, Triceratops, Apatosaurus, Stegosaurus, and
Pteranodon. Created by talented paper artist and engineer Sato Hisao,
each of these detailed 3D models comes with easy-to-follow
assembly instructions. No scissors or glue required!
Graphic-design guru Tim Leong presents
STAR WARS trivia via playful pie charts, bar graphs, and other
data-driven infographics. From a Venn diagram of Yoda’s idiosyncrasies
to an organizational chart of the Empire to a line graph
of Grand Moff Tarkin’s management decisions, STAR WARS SUPER GRAPHIC
shines a new light on the much-adored universe. Equal parts playful and
informative, this visual love letter to the vast STAR WARS universe will
enchant fans of all ages.
Mix and match with this classic matching
game, which includes 36 robust, jumbo-size cards featuring charming
illustrations by Greg Pizzoli that will have kids ready to pack up their
bags and explore the world! Children will adore
pairing colorful images of suitcases, taxis, stop signs, and other
classic travel imagery as they develop memory, concentration, and
This majestically illustrated bingo game
features portraits of 64 royal icons from around the world. Spot famous
faces like William and Kate, or meet some less familiar figures such as
the playboy prince Wenzeslaus of Liechtenstein.
Each royal is further brought to life in an accompanying booklet, which
details their personalities, foibles, gaffes and romances. Who will
Giveaway Details: Open to Canadian Residents only 18+,Runs Sept 19-28, Winners will choose to receive one of the above items.
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