Friday, May 25, 2018

Review: Brain Teasers by Lonely Planet Kids

by Lonely Planet Kids
Children's Non-Fiction / Riddles / Puzzles
160 pages
 ages 6 and up

Who's the smarty pants in your family? Packed with number and logic puzzles, riddles, dingbats, codes and much more, this fun and challenging travel-themed activity book is perfect for car journeys, vacations and rainy days-and provides a great test for both kids and adults.

Brain teasers include:

Scrambled Cities - anagrams of famous places
Code breaker - morse code messages to decipher
Flagtastic - match the country to its flag
World traveler, desert and jungle word searches
Say what you see - solve the visual word puzzles
Flag finder - crack a series of semaphore messages
Riddles of the Sphinx - crafty cryptic questions
Arctic explorer crossword and airport sudoku
Other Lonely Planet Kids family activity books also available:

-Boredom Buster 


These pages are packed with puzzles, riddles and games, insuring there's something for everyone.

Designed especially for traveling, this book holds 151 pages of riddles, puzzles, games, questions and all sorts of other activities. Although sold for ages six to eight, many of the activities work wonderfully for older kids and some even lure parents to get involved. Each one is different—not a collection with 10 mazes or a dozen word searches—and they vary from mind-benders to word play to comparisons and more. Some are more challenging than others, and there's definitely a huge variety.

There's no rhyme or reason for how the puzzles are arranged—each page is a surprise. The descriptions are short but enough so that the reader knows what to do. The book invites to be used and the pages are sturdy enough to handle a longer travel. The answers are in the back of the book, organized by page number.

I've had this one laying on my cabinet, and my kids keep picking it up to try some of the puzzles again and again. There's enough inside to keep it interesting even after looking at it a dozen times, and they love to try to see if I can solve the puzzles too. In other words, it's something kids can do on their own, but also something which can be used to add a little fun for the whole family.

About Lonely Planet Kids:
Lonely Planet Kids - an imprint of leading travel media authority Lonely Planet - published its first book in 2011. Over the past 45 years, parent company Lonely Planet has grown a dedicated global community of travelers, many of whom are sharing a passion for world exploration with their children, inspiring the next generation of global citizens. Lonely Planet Kids educates and encourages young readers to learn about the world around them with engaging books on culture, sociology, geography, nature, history, space and more. Find out more on, and join us on Facebook (, Twitter (@lpkids) and PopJam (@lonelyplanetkids).

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