WALTER WICK’S OPTICAL TRICKS
Containing familiar tricks (such as the two columns that become three as they touch the ground) and others you may never have seen before, this book explains—and occasionally reveals in photographs—why you saw what you saw. A motivating springboard to discussion of how the brain works, the book insists that it is not an intelligence test but instead a test of individual perception—you’re not dumb for misinterpreting the illusion, your brain is just complicated and tricky.
“Crisply photographed and composed in largely primary colors, the images pack a nifty one-two punch. Best yet, Wick generously reveals the tricks of his trade at the end, explaining the difference between true and false perceptions…wholly original…these irresistible puzzles are nothing short of visual catnip.”
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Ingeniously photographed…highly sophisticated…engagingly demanding…”
—School Library Journal, starred review
9" x 11"
4 and up