Old-Time Toys Paperback – Mar 15 1995
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Like the popular Victorian kaleidoscope, this book is a kind of fanciful mirror; it reflects the social context of the era by providing a colorful glimpse of people at play -- Canadian Children's Literature
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Simple instructions to make a simple toy with the impressive name of "thaumatrope," which relies on an optical illusion called "persistence of vision" will wow the most bored grade-schooler or adult. I highly recommend this book for any child who loves history, art, and studying the everyday lives of people.
Overall there were too many common and boring things without much about each one, just the stuff you would already know.
At the back there WAS a cool activity about spinning a disk with a picture on the top half of one side and the bottom half of the other to form one picture when spun, however there was only one activity and the rest of the book was lacking.
I wouldn't recommend buying it.