- Publisher: Klutz Press (1993)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1878257536
- ISBN-13: 978-1878257536
- ASIN: B000JZBV54
- Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.1 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (125 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,558,158 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Cat's Cradle: A Book of String Figures Paperback – 1993
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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!
Great binding. Excellent thing to do while waiting and for fine motor skills development. Good quiet time activity. Well worth it.
However, if you read these negative reviews and you are ok with the glow string and non spiral bound book, then you'll be happy with it. I'm just mad at the bait and switch and since I ordered 2 for 2 birthday parties this weekend, I don't have time to replace them.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is fun for little ones and the grown ups who play with them. Illustrations are clear.Published 1 month ago by Susan Seymour
This is a great book which my kids have and I purchased for children of friends. However, unlike the photo this is not the spiral version. Read morePublished 3 months ago by M. Readdy
The photo for this book is incorrect-- looks like a knock-off and doesn't include a string!Published 3 months ago by Looking Toward The Future Inc.
I wish I had this book when I was a kid! I always remember there were girls who knew how to do string tricks and I could never remember how to do them. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Pen Name
The one pictured is not the one I received. I got a paperback version that doesn't have spiral binding and it has a white string. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is NOT what I ordered! I ordered a spiral bound book and a multi-colored string. They sent me a cheap paper back book which won't stay open while trying to construct figures... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
This was a great book for my 5 and 6 year old kids to learn new tricks. They loved it.Published 5 months ago by Tracy
This product came without the string. What's the point. It is useless. Extremely unsatisfied! !!!Published 6 months ago by Tammy Hauer