Winner of the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize 2018
The brain is an amazing thing, but it doesn't always get things right when it comes to sight. This book is here to explain why, with astounding images, baffling puzzles, and simple reveals which show the reader how each trick works.
Templates included at the back of the book reveal answers and aid the creation of astounding illusions. The science behind each element will be simply explained in an engaging way, to encourage the reader to find out more each time.
Throughout the book will be chances for the reader to get hands-on with the illusions, with step-by-step experiments, or tips on how to draw your own "moving" optic art on paper or on the computer.
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What Reviewers Are Saying
The book is beautifully presented with a cool illusion on the front that moves and presents a superbly dizzying pattern (move it around with your fingers for maximum effect). Such a great book this, guaranteed to keep your little ones amused and absorbed for ages. -- Read it Daddy * Read it Daddy * Fascinating and absorbing; the hands-on activities really help us understand how illusions work. -- Parents in Touch * Parents in Touch * This book will appeal to everyone, as it is a visual delight and it is like having your own personal box of magic tricks to dip into whenever you please. -- The Bookbag * The Bookbag * Optical illusions are one of those topics that are always popular....this book wold be a good addition to the school library services. -- The School Librarian * The School Librarian * 'The page design and bright colour illustrations suit this for both a school library shelf and a child's bedroom. Highly recommended. Adults beware - open this book only if you have a bit of time to spare!' * Achuka *