Cat's Cradle: A Book of String Figures Spiral-bound – Nov 1 2003
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Great binding. Excellent thing to do while waiting and for fine motor skills development. Good quiet time activity. Well worth it.
As mentioned in other reviews, both adults and children enjoy them and string figures are universally known and appreciated.
The book contains five string patterns: Cup and Saucer, Eiffel Tower, Witch's Broom, Cat's Cradle, and Jacob's Ladder; though in fact Cup and Saucer is a stage on the way to Eiffel Tower. We found that Jesse could do Cup and Saucer and Witch's Broom just fine, though Eiffel Tower was a little trickier. Cat's Cradle was doable with some coaching--made a bit harder by the fact that it's a two person figure. Jacob's Ladder, however, is much more complicated, and will take an adult quite a few minutes to master.
Most of us, myself included, have done some string figures as children, usually Cat's Cradle, and I have to say I got as much fun out of this as Jesse. But Jesse had fun too--the string is brightly coloured and the string figures are good, strong simple shapes. It was days before she stopped showing off her "Cup and Saucer" to us!
The instructions are clear and easy to follow with pictures for every move. The pages are sturdy and will last for many years. The included string is bright and colourful and can be stored right with the book. This will make for a great distraction on our upcoming long car rides for summer vacation!
Most recent customer reviews
Very nice book. Clear instructions and lots of diagrams. Also comes with a nice colourful string. My kids love playing with this and it's great to bring along on long car trips. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Gamesmart
Excellent product!! Shipped extremely quickly. Brand new in the packaging. My niece absolutely loved this product. It kept her busy for hours.Published on Jan. 3 2014 by Trina Cooper
I really enjoyed this book. I purchased it for my daughter and ended up using it myself. It really brought back a lot of memories. The illustrations and directions are great. Read morePublished on Sept. 8 1999 by julie
Ce livre pour débutant m'a permis de me familiariser avec les jeux de ficelle. Il est très beau, mais aussi a de très bonnes illustrations. Read morePublished on Aug. 15 1999
I bought this book to refresh my memory so I could teach my 9 and 6 yo daughters the Cat's Cradle. We all took turns playing with it even my husband. It is easy and entertaining.Published on July 30 1999