PUZZLES FOR PLEASURE AND LEISURE by Thomas L. Hirsch

PUZZLES FOR PLEASURE AND LEISURE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Some of these exercises in logical reasoning are not likely to baffle many children unless each heeds the injunction to copy a long paragraph and ""underline"" certain words or trace a grid and ""darken"" certain squares; youngsters accustomed to expendable pamphlets and periodicals are more likely to take pencil in hand and proceed directly. The puzzles themselves--mostly based on word and number concepts--are routine pretests for intelligence interrogations, with little originality; many are populated by cartoon cannibals of a breed that should have vanished by now. In paperback this is acceptable merchandise, but for libraries it's strictly surplus.

Pub Date: Dec. 8th, 1966
Publisher: Abelard-Schuman