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Happy National Puzzle Day! This celebration is held every year on January 29th. It’s an opportunity to reflect on those puzzles, games and even challenges in life that we embrace every day but sometimes take for granted. Puzzles also offer us a great way to spend quality time interacting with family. In fact, puzzles are an awesome way to celebrate any day! ~Bette A. Stevens

Looking for some awesome fun with the kids or grandkids? Need some quality ‘together time’ on a rainy day? Visit THE TANGRAM ZOO AND WORD PUZZLES TOO! (On sale at YOUR AMAZON for only $6.99) … for hours of creative learning and hands-on fun. Solve 18 puzzles and riddles, make your own tangram puzzle pieces; then write your own riddles and add your own animals to THE ZOO! Solutions and project ideas included.

Although, this [The Tangram Zoo and Word Puzzles Too! by Bette A. Stevens] is a very clever and educational book for children, I appreciated the added bonus that an adult can sit down and enjoy it with the kids!~D.L. Finn, author


The Tangram Zoo and Word Puzzles Too! by Bette A. Stevens

January 2, 2018

Very Clever! 

I bought this book to give as a gift to my grandchildren. Reading through the book before giving it to them, I found it taught me a few things, too. First, I had no idea a tangram is a seven-piece puzzle with specific shapes. A pattern is provided to cut out and get started along with the history of it. There are many ways to put the pieces together, but the book supplies shapes to make– with clues or riddles as to what they are. Although, this is a very clever and educational book for children, I appreciated the added bonus that an adult can sit down and enjoy it with the kids! ~D.L. Finn, author

Ready to give Tangrams and Word Puzzles a try?

Here’s the handout the author uses with students.
Click the link or the image below.
Download, print and you’re ready to go…

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Comments on: "Celebrate National Puzzle Day with “The Tangram Zoo & Word Puzzles Too!” by Bette A. Stevens" (32)

  1. I had no idea about National Puzzle Day! Thanks for sharing this on Booknificent Thursday at Mommynificent.com!


  2. Oh what a wonderful idea Bette. I love the sound of this book. Perfect for presents. xx


  3. Puzzles are one of my favorite activities with my grandchildren. I always give my grandchildren books on holidays and so, since Valentine’s Day looms in the not so distant future, I will purchase your book for one of them. Should I give it to my 8 year old or 4 year old?


    • Thanks so much for checking out THE TANGRAM ZOO…, Bernadette. I would suggest the Tangram activity book for your oldest Grand. It’s great for families too, so even little ones can enjoy learning about the animals in the zoo and listening to the riddles too. Thanks so much for your support, my friend. Here’s wishing you and the Grands a Very Happy Valentine’s Day and many days of puzzling fun with the zoo… โค xo

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  4. I love puzzles and have ordered this to do with my granddaughter. National Puzzle Day? I have never heard of it. Have a wonderful week, Bette. Love and hugs. โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ


    • Hi, Michelle. Thanks so much for your awesome support–hope that you and your Grand Gal enjoy The Zoo… I had never heard of National Puzzle Day until Rave Reviews Book Club emailed me with a list of days to celebrate so that we could connect them with books. #RRBC Rocks and so do you, dear friend! โค โค โค Blessings and hugs.

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  5. A book of puzzles sounds great! Oh this must have been such fun to create, Bette ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Thanks, Christy! ๐Ÿ™‚ Lots of fun creating The Zoo and even more fun watching the kids create their own critters and riddles to add to it. โค Happy Weekend & Happy Puzzling too… xo


  6. You are a woman of MANY talents. I need this book for my grandkids, when I spend hours playing with them. I’m not good with puzzles (I run out of patience too quickly). Maybe this will train me! ๐Ÿ™‚


  7. Happy National Puzzle Day, Bette. What a great initiative!


  8. This book looks great, Bette. Puzzles are very good for the mind.


  9. I have a version like this on my Lumosity mind games but I can never do the ones on paper. Must be the dyslexia lol. It does fascinate me though


  10. I love puzzles. Thanks for the heads up on National Puzzle Day, Bette. The book looks like fun. ๐Ÿ™‚


  11. Your book looks like lots of fun, Bette. Puzzles are good for stimulating the brain for all ages. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ’•


  12. I love puzzles. Thank you for sharing this, Bette.


  13. I know I would love these puzzles. We had a game similar to this when my son was young and we both loved it.


  14. I like the idea of a National Puzzle Day!! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€ Your Book of puzzles looks like a lot of fun and the review is brilliant…thankfully explaining what a tangram is along the way! Wishing you lots of sales with your book on this upcoming puzzle day! Hugs xxx


    • Thanks so much for stopping by to check out The Tangram Zoo… My students loved creating their creatures and writing riddles about them too. Have a great week, Annika! ๐Ÿ™‚ xo

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