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Fun with Hieroglyphs Hardcover – October 21, 2008
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
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Note: the ink is on the dry side... I will probably buy some stamping ink at some point in time. Some reviewer complaint about the size of the stamps. I think they are just fine: they are for writing! My child has smaller stamps from when she was younger. They are about a quarter size each.
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.
SO what's the book like? After starting with an introduction it moves on to talk about the hieroglyph alphabet. It then lists the alphabet in English, along with the hieroglyph and the sound it is used for. Some letters have more than one hieroglyph attached to them depending on the sound being made. Throughout the book there are puzzles quizzing you on what you have just read. Answers are provided in the back. How about the orientation? What is a cartouche? Several helpful phrases are provided so you can send your own secret messages. Learn how to count with hieroglyphs, about the scribes and the paper they wrote on. Of course no book on hieroglyphs would be complete without the mention of the Rosetta Stone which comes towards the end of this book.
SO despite the poor quality of the ink pad I still recommend this book if you are studying Ancient Egypt as it allows children to actually practice what they have learned.
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
What I great book! child-friendly and I love all the stamps! can't wait to use them with my students!Published 23 days ago by Amazon Customer
Nice...but the sticker on one of the hieroglyphs was upside down. Other than that that, everything was fine.Published 3 months ago by P. M.
ink was dried up when I received my package. When I bought fresh ink I found that I had trouble making good transfers. The stamps are very small. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Heather E Moisant
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 14 months ago by Sunshine