The Clock Without a Face #(2022)
- Title: The Clock Without a Face
- Author: Gus Twintig Scott Teplin
- ISBN: 9781934781715
- Page: 299
- Format: Board Book
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Treasure hunts Wouldn t it be marvelous to be a part of one I think the popularity of books like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or The 39 Clues or even The Gollywhopper Games really has a lot to do with our own private wish fulfillment Wouldn t you love to be a part of a real world treasure hunt One where you could follow clues and end up with a marvelous prize of your very own Enter the world s weirdest book I m sure there are other words for it, but the term weird sticks out prominently in [...]
This was fantastic It is a story, but also a picture puzzle mystery, AND the adventure continues in real life for readers to actually participate in solving the mystery themselves So cool and original.It made me think of The Westing Game plus Graeme Base Each page is a level of an apartment building, giving information and parts of the story that take place on that floor, including a very detailed picture of the floor The pictures contain lots of clues, so keep an eye peeled.I can t wait to book [...]
This book is just so cool Finn age 7 enjoyed looking at the pictures with me, and they inspired him to do some similar drawings, but the story itself is still a little over his head, and some of the jokes a little too advanced I m thinking when he s about 10 we will revisit.Everything about this puzzle of a book is clever, fun and thought provoking Highly recommended I paused to enjoy the image A gorilla with a walking stick, and perhaps a top hat and a monocle probably attending the theater But [...]
This is a great puzzle and armchair treasure hunting book I read it to my kids, and we loved poring over each floor and searching both the images and text for clues It was a great concept, very well executed, with exquisitely detailed drawings I definitely recommend it, and hope there is a sequel
The story here is fine, well written and funny, a mystery that can be solved by examining drawings in the book examining them VERY closely I m guessing this would be too hard for the target audience of 4 8th grade The solution is given at the end, but there is another real world puzzle with real treasures to be found also by examining the drawings This would definitely be beyond the ability of the target audience and renders this portion of the book experience quickly obsolete a search online sh [...]
Fans of Where s Waldo or books by Graeme Base will enjoy this mystery It seems the jewel encrusted hands of the Emerald Khroniker have been stolen, and it s up to Roy Dodge, private detective and his confidential assistant, Gus Twintig, to solve the case Each page reveals a different level of the 13 floor building, with a brief bit of banter with each resident and a drawing of the apartment, which reveals clues to astute readers As the pair progress down the building, each apartment dweller give [...]
The Clock without a Face by Gus Twintig Scott Teplin, Mac Barnett, and illustrator Eli Horowitz showed up on the new shelf in the children s library a few months ago Attracted by the odd shape and the detailed cover illustration, I checked out the book Rather, I attempted to check out the book but the odd shape made it impossible for the self service scanner So after standing in line to talk to the circulation desk I was finally able to take the book home.Although this is a thirty page board boo [...]
The first surprise of this slender, clock tower shaped board book was that it took over an hour to read This was partly because I spent twice as much time looking at the illustrations as I did reading the text Each turn of the page reveals a new level of the apartment building where the story is set, and each level contains further clues and red herrings that the detective and reader must use to discover who stole the bejeweled numbers from the landlord s clock.The story reminded me of Ellen Ras [...]
A beautifully illustrated short detective story that ends cleverly and sets up a search for the reader i.e decode all the right information and find actual emerald encrusted clock numerals hidden around the U.S As of this reading in summer 2013 , I believe all or almost all of the numerals have been found, and most of the internet presences supporting the book have been removed.From what I can tell, the math is hit or miss a few equations to solve, but a stronger emphasis on deducing locations f [...]
This book is a puzzle book concerning the mystery of a real robbery and pseudo robberies that leaves the reader with plenty of clues to find and solve even after the main narrative has been taken care of Aside from the fact that this book is a really fun, interactive experience, the biggest draw is that it makes you feel like a certain consulting detective There are numerous references to him and lots of other cool popular culture references in the book A veritable geek feast Sadly, the clues ar [...]
Was this written for kids I didn t know when I got it I also didn t know, until I got to the end, that it involves an actual real life treasure hunt The actual mystery in the book is not put together as well as I d hoped I actually found most of the clues before reading the solution, but they weren t concrete enough to confidently come up with the answer to the mystery The real life hunt for the clock numbers seems like the really fun part, but I was too late in the game for that The only one in [...]
Quirky and interesting, I m not sure whether the layout completely worked for me, but it was still a bit of a compelling read and a nice little brain teaser I m finding it a little difficult to discover whether all the emerald numbers have been unearthed yet Or perhaps I should say that the interwebs provide conflicting and confusing information Also, I don t know whether I m just being my usual persnickety self or whether I ve imbibed some of Krieger Manzarek s paranoia when I question the typo [...]
What fun It s a real life treasure hunt At the most elementary level, younger kids will enjoy scanning the pictures it makes for a great I spy game Older kids will be able to find the items that have been taken from each tenant s room As for the clues to the whereabouts of the treasure in the real world That s anyone s guess.This reminds me of Masquerade by Kit Williams, which I was given when I was young The pictures are nowhere near as lavish as Williams s book, but the elements are playful T [...]
It is a great story that begets stories, and the Clock Without a Face has done so brilliantly There s not a soul alive that couldn t be profited by at least pondering a real treasure hunt which is what this book offers to its first readership, and those who come in the wake will enjoy the story that went on and on visit the website to see the continuing tale gustwintig All that aside, even the non treasure seeking in fact even the non reading will be charmed by the imaginatively detailed pictur [...]
From mcsweeneys clock McSweeney s proudly announces the publication of The Clock Without a Face a house shaped board book, a rollicking whodunit, a nationwide treasure hunt, an event not to be missed I pored over this book for some time, and, having read how the solved floors were solved, concluded that I m not smart enough to solve one of my own Still, if you need to buy a gift and the treasures aren t all found, this could keep a kid occupied for a good looooong time.
Technically I m still reading this book I m going cross eyed looking for the hidden items in the pictures.I m also trying to figure out the map within each drawing on my own, which may likely end in tears.But it s a fun book none the less The story is cute and the pictures are interesting despite the whole cross eyed thing I have going on People who prefer books with deep meaning should steer clear, but if you still enjoy your inner child, I would recommend it.
I love, love the concept of this book My boys were so engaged they chose to continue reading over watching a movie The illustrations are excellent and the author s tone is delightful I m just so flummoxed by the clues that should lead you to the real treasure Where are they coming from State, Highway, Mile, that I don t get, but the lower levels of mystery are quite engaging, both for my seven year old, my eleven year old and myself.
13 floors in the apartment building 13 robberies the last one being the numbers from the Emerald Kronicker, a cursed clock But Roy Dodge is on the case, with his somewhat hapless confidential assistant, Gus As they go from floor to floor asking questions and drawing each room, the mystery slowly reveals itself to Dodge And they all meet in the lobby fo hear who the thief is Kind of a disappointing solution to the mystery but the illustrations are fabulous and the suspects are hilarious
I heard about this book on NPR the other day The missing numbers on the clock are hidden in real locations, and readers are invited to find them Not only do you get the prestige of finding the number, but they are set with emeralds On NPR, they talked to a girl who found the number 8 buried in Beloit, IL I think they said 3 of the numbers are still MIA, including the twelfth and most precious one.
This crazy mash up is an odd sized, die cut board book with chapters and a now complete, real world treasure hunt This may not be a book to read on public transit, but it is the perfect book if you want to lose yourself inside the illustrations for a while All the floors are as interesting as the frequently punningly named characters, but my favorite is the fourth floor which literally features two of everythinglook closely Floor two was also quite entertaining.
So, these authors Gus Twintig is a pseudonym for Scott Teplin, Mac Barnett, and Eli Horowitz actually have buried 12 numbers from a clock face decorated with real emeralds around the US I just heard on NPR this morning that only 3 have not been discovered I probably won t have time to read this myself before they are discovered, but I think this is SUCH a cute idea for a children s book For my friends with children, hopefully you can immediately buy this book and join in the fun
How cool It s a bit like Masquerade by Kit Williams, only way less creepy Readers get to study the pictures to determine where 12 emerald studded numbers are buried across the country I love the art and the story, but I wish there d been a bit at the end to wrap up how and why the villain s committed the crime Still, cool concept
I will admit here that my girth imbued the journey across the apartment with a certain element of hazard.I am a master of the discreet harumph.I can change pigs into pants Firewood into laughter Emeralds to eyeballs.I paused to enjoy the image A gorilla with a walking stick, and perhaps a top hat and a monocle probably attending the theater
If clues were written for children than I m an idiot Story lacking, and clues very hard Why do you think that only adults and major treasure hunting sites are really finding the clock pieces Not really for kids as far as hunting is concerned Go to main site at gustwintig and read about the people that have found the numbers.
What an interesting book concept I could see kids who like mysteries poring over the details of the drawings of each apartment, looking for little clues The real good sleuths would be able to figure it out, I think I didn t sigh Even if you didn t solve the mystery, you can go back and see all the visual clues you missed Really fun.
Good luck trying to solve this The mystery is real and the clues are out there in the real world They have been found up to 11 Number 12 is still out there The book is cool though as you try to solve the mystery going from floor to floor Each page is an apartment floor If you like National Treasure or Where s Waldo and other puzzles, then this is for you, adult or child
Not actually a board book a complicated mystery in the form of a graphic novel nominally geared toward young adults but is really for everyone Also, there is real buried treasure which can be found and kept if you decipher the clues from the book.
Jeweled numbers have been stolen from the clock of the 13th floor resident of an apartment house Dodge and gus gow to each floor to solve the mystery Book is shaped like a building and each page has a floor plan w belongings of the floor being investigated.
I mean, it s already read, but I m not rich yet A month later, I m still not rich and am pretty much waiting on someone to crack one of them so I can swoop in, vulture like, and get my mitts on any remaining treasure.
An interesting looking mystery book in the children s section at BN Pretty wordy For strong 1st grader through 3rd grader perhaps.
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