Publisher description for 101 amazing optical illusions : fantastic visual tricks / Terry Jennings ; illustrated by Alex Pang.
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You won't believe your eyes! How could you possibly be seeing a hole in your hand, solid objects that don't exist, or straight lines standing up and making a carpet fly? They're optical illusions--images that trick and deceive you. To make any of the 101 projects shown here in full color, you just need ordinary materials like paper, glue, scissors, pencils, and a ruler. Yet with these simple things you can put a bird in a cage without touching it
break a spoon and put it back together without glue
make ghostly shapes appear and disappear
turn one picture into two
and make objects change color. Use magazine clippings or your own drawings to get a whale to swim, a kangaroo to jump, or a ballerina to dance. "Several different kinds of illusions (psychological illusions...physical illusions...perceptual illusions...) are explored in this large full-color volume that contains more than the 101 examples of the title. Jennings includes directions for making a number of demonstrations and optical toys....This is an attractive introduction to the subject."--Kirkus. Sterling 88 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 x 11.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Optical illusions Juvenile literature, Optical illusions