Monday, 5 November 2018

Amazing Optical Illusions Book Review and Giveaway Age 6+ Sent by Carlton Books

This afternoon's Christmas Present giveaway and review is a brilliant non-fiction book which has been sent to us from Carlton Kids Books to review. Suitable for any reader aged 6+, Amazing Optical Illusions is a book which challenges you to look at the world very differently! Especially when our eyes deceive us...


This is a fairly thick book in a large format and the illustrations are really big, so even I don't have to squint to see all of the effects. Inside the book are 96 pages with over 80 optical illusions - enough to satisfy anyone.


Each optical illusion is explained so that the reader understands what is happening and often exactly why it happens. This is a puzzle book with the answers on every page and there is a really varied assortment of different optical illusions and ways to trick our eyes, our brains, or both.


My 10 year old especially loves this book and so do I. I actually had an incredibly similar book for Christmas when I was around his age and I still have it now because it was a favourite. I'll never grow out of finding optical illusions fascinating.


Amazing Optical Illusions is modern and bright, with full colour throughout and big bold images and photos. It makes use of computer-generated images and modern technology to bring us much more than I had in my book as a child, and the illusions are just as much fun for me to try and understand as they are for my boys.


Amazing Optical Illusions is written by Gianni A Sarcone and Marie Jo Waeber and published by Carlton Kids Books. Glossy paperback in large format with 96 colour pages. Available to buy now priced £9.99rrp from all good bookshops, including online at Amazon*.


Carlton Kids Books have also offered a copy of Amazing Optical Illusions as a Christmas Present for one of my readers. Entry to the giveaway is by Gleam form below. No tasks are mandatory, but each extra one performed earns you extra entries into the random draw. Your information will ONLY be used to administrate this giveaway and not stored or shared.


You can find a link to help with Gleam forms and my other Christmas Present Giveaways here. Full terms and conditions are at the bottom of the Gleam form. The giveaway is open to UK entrants only and will close at midnight Sunday 2nd December for Christmas delivery.

Amazing Optical Illusions Christmas Giveaway (Age 6+) for Carlton Books


We were sent our copy of Amazing Optical Illusions by Carlton Books for review. *Amazon links are affiliate, which means I earn a few pence as a thank you for my time if you order through my link, but you don't pay any extra.

22 comments:

  1. Probably that stupid dress last year. I can't think of another!

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  2. I don't recall much of my childhood but I do have one strong memory.... when I was 6, I 'saw' a flying saucer during the day time when I was returning home from a friends house. I remember running home to tell my mam and dad and then I drew a picture of it. My parents still have that picture in their photo album and when we look at it, they still say I was absolutely adamant that I had seen a UFO and I talked about it for months afterwards and told my friends, my teacher and nearly everyone I met! Looking back, I am sure I must have seen something strange in the sky and it must have been a UFO! Funnily enough, my favourite movie genre is horror/supernatural/alien movies and I often watch documentaries about UFO/ghosts and even the Loch Ness Monster sightings! And I have always loved Star Trek and Doctor Who too and Blake 7 when I was little!

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  3. A sheep eating my veg garden - havent a clue how it got there: rsca sorted it out

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  4. when I saw a car right on top of a large tree & never the car or tree had any damage to it!

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  5. I couldn't believe my eyes when I woke up to find 6 sheep eating my plants in the garden, we live 7 miles from the nearest farm in the town!

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  6. some horses escaped from a local stable, i looked out my living room window to see i was being watched by a horse lol

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  7. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw a mobility scooter going along the hard shoulder of a motorway!

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  8. I once saw a car driving down a footpath! because the road was closed I guess he thought he had found a way round. Was very exciting as he got stuck when he came to the crossing barrier, and the police had to go and sort him out! Still laugh when we go past that particular junction.

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  9. saw a ufo in the dark. it turned out to be an advertising blimp lol

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  10. All the time! The worse time was when I screamed because I thought my friend was in my room when I had just woken up, turns out it was just my poster 😂

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  11. I once thought I seen Ed sheeran after chasing him in the middle of town it turned out it wasn't him after all haha 😂

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  12. Felt/Saw a ghost touch me, was surreal!

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  13. my son doing some polishing in his bedroom that just never happens thought it was a mirage

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  14. A family friend passed away a few weeks prior. One night I ordered a takeaway to be delivered and when it arrived the gentleman delivering it looked EXACTLY like the family friend who has passed away. I was so freaked out!

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  15. When my sister and I were children we used to stay overnight at our grandparent's house in a bedroom that overlooked the back garden. We had a fabulous long slide out there - it really was huge, probably about 8 feet high with a heavy metal frame. On morning we got up and looked out the window , only to see the slide was half in and half out of the garden stuck across the high wooden fence!
    We excitidley ran downstairs to report this phenomena to our grandparents who told us not to be ridiculous, that is until we dragged them outside to see for themselves!
    My grandad and dad ended up having to recruit several neighbours to help them move it back! I guess the would be robbers should have brought more hands along!

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  16. A woman driving along with a traffic cone stuck under her front bumper. The noise was horrendous. Everyone was looking ang laughing but she carried on regardless

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  17. a man driving with his shoes on the roof of the car must have forotten he put them there

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  18. when we were on a friends boat at night i looked up and screamed because i thought the front of the boat was on fire ,turned out it was something called st Elmos fire which is a sort of light phenomina which can be seen at sea

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  19. When my eldest was a baby I was so sleep deprived I had a few hallucinations I swear lol! I am convinced I saw a mouse on the stairs and I thought my husband's arm was the baby another time!!! x

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  20. There's a man I work with who looks exactly like my brother in law

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  21. My husband tidying up after himself

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