The Greatest Dot to Dot
I recently got hooked on doing dot to dot puzzles. The big box of puzzle books arrived the other day from Monkeying Around. Many challenges were initially presented. First, the surface of my desk had to be cleared away of all the notes, catalogs, scraps of paper, and sundry items. Second, the top desk drawer had to be rearranged so I could find my mechanical pencil, erasure and ruler. Third, I had to decide where I would begin as Monkeying Around gave me a huge variety of dot-to-do-choices.
The clever travel size “The Greatest Newspaper” dot to dot puzzles consists of 8 volumes. They vary from sets of numbers, connect dots, odd/even, no dots, stars, and the alphabet. There is fun for all ages as one completes a puzzle and progresses on to a slightly more difficult one in each book. Several of the puzzles also have a very small section which is already completed – sort of like a teaser.
The larger dot-to-dot books cover a wide range of captivating puzzles. Some are very straight forward (almost like follow the leader,) and others are more complex. There are single page puzzles, dot-to-dot adventures and multiple page puzzles to tackle such as the four page foldout consisting of over 2100 dots. Some puzzles present visual clues to follow while others consist of arrows, points on a compass, and various coordinates to connect.
If one has any “how-to” questions, Monkeying Around has a wonderful puzzle solving blog on their web site at www.MonkeyingAround.com/
There are also free samples to download and print for starters. There is also an app for the Little Book puzzles.
All I can say is “wow!” David Kalvitis is a master dot to dot puzzle creator.
Pick up your tools and may your amazing journey begin.