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The Book of Think: Or How to Solve a Problem Twice Your Size by Marilyn Burns      (back to top)


This is a philosophical book that teaches you how to think. It starts by telling you how to think outside of the box with the classic "9 dot" problem. You get four straight lines and have to go through all 9 dots with only four straight lines. It also goes through other various problems, and even talks about jokes. The reason it is called "The Book of Think, (or How to Solve a Problem Twice Your Size)" is because it helps you to look at different things in a new light, or look at familiar things differently.

I recommend this book for ages 7 to 12. I rate it an 8 out of 10.

Troy, age almost-12, reviewed 5/18/04



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The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure, by Hans Magnus Enzensberger, reviewed by Max

The Man in the Ceiling (Michael Di Capua Books) and
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