- Age Range: 12 and up
- Hardcover: 63 pages
- Publisher: Viking Press (October 1, 1990)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0670835765
- ISBN-13: 978-0670835768
- Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 0.9 x 11.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #320,251 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Fun with Hieroglyphs: 24 Rubber Stamps, Hieroglyph Guidebook, Ink Pad (Box Set) (The Metropolitan Museum of Art) Hardcover – October 1, 1990
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The book provides interesting information about the history of hieroglyphs - my children were riveted to the section about the Rosetta Stone. They loved using the stamps to write coded letters to each other, and trying to translate them.
Also, they made their own name cartouches (sp) using shrink plastic (Shrinky Dinks) - these turned out REALLY cool and they strung them on a black cord.
Highly recommended for any Egyptologist or stamping addict.
Although it may seem that a set of rubber stamps may be geared more for children than adults, there is a lot for adults to enjoy about this brief overview of ancient Egyptian writing.
In addition to showing how Hieroglyphs relate to sounds and can be used to represent modern English words, the book gives a primer on ancient hieroglyphic writing. I learned a lot that I didn't know, and I would have considered myself an "interested amateur" before reading this book.
The text is written in an easy to understand manner than is entertaining and informative. The section on writing your own hieroglyphs puts you well on the way to interpreting them yourself, although the book doesn't get into the specifics of ancient Egyptian. It is possible to sound out what the words might be, but that gives you no clue to their meaning, but what can you really expect from a book that's called "Fun with Hieroglyphs?" It's not a textbook! It's FUN!
This book definitely has more to offer than the popular Hieroglyphs, even though the latter is much cheaper. This book is aimed at a higher reading level, but the stamps have such appeal for every age group, and the pictures are so informative all by themselves, that even a child in first or second grade could get a lot out of this book. Older children will get the most out of it, since it offers so much information.
Really, this is a great choice for families looking for one resource to share with children of different ages on this subject.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
We gave this as a gift and the boy we gave it to enjoyed it so much that he sent us a note in hieroglyphics thanking us!Published 8 months ago by Sunshine
What a super product! It is a book-box: in the box there is a set of stamps with the 24 hieroglyphs that represent sounds, and there is also a small book with just the right amount... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Scarlett O'Hara
I used these in my 5th grade history class. Students loved them!Published 11 months ago by Valora Unruh
Did not have all the letters in hyroglyphic alphabet. Missing at least 2. Cool starter set, but not what I needed.Published 11 months ago by Michelle C. P. Fosque