Jerry Slocum: renowned author and puzzle
"As I read through the book, I felt
that the title of the book could have been, 'Art and Poetry
through Tangrams'. The sections on 'The Seven Pieces' treat
each of the pieces with beautiful tangram figures illustrating
poems about each piece.
And the 'Masterpiece' section uses mutliple
tangram figures, sometimes by reflection, to achieve dramatic
Sam Loyd's whimsical Tangram Cats illustrating
an Ogden Nash poem is a nice touch."
Frank Sheehan, Professor Emeritus, Mathematics,
San Francisco State University:
"What a beautiful book. I find the book more inspirational
and motivating than how-to or puzzle books. It makes me
want to play... Having enjoyed the whole thing, I go back
to check on technique, detail, clarity. The shading that
provides dimension makes one want to touch. A Magnificent
Theoni Pappas, author of THE JOY OF
"Barbara Ford's, Tangrams - The Magnificent Seven
Piece Puzzle, combines beautiful graphics with whimsy
and clarity in a 'must have' book for all ages."