Look! What Do You See?: An Art Puzzle Book of American and Chinese Songs
This is a book of puzzles. The author makes the puzzles by hiding the letters in blocks. It’s called “Square Word Calligraphy.” The author invented it. At the end of the book, he shows you how to write words that are four letters long.
The puzzles are songs. I didn’t like the second song. I only knew the third song a little bit. I didn’t know five of the English songs. It’s probably harder to figure out the code if you don’t know the song.
The last five songs are Chinese songs written in English. I didn’t get the song about the mouse and the egg. The rabbit building his house is not my favorite. The tiger song is sad. I like the song about the snail. I like the school kids one. It’s a little sad, but it’s good.
The calligraphy looks best when there are about four letters in it. The longer words could be split up.
The illustrations are good. I like them. Some of them are good clues for guessing the code words. My favorite picture is the one with the snail.
It’s not that fun for me to figure out the codes. Somebody else might find it fun. Writing my name in the square word calligraphy was okay.
Viking Books for Young Readers
Bing Xu • Becca Stadtlander, Illustrator