Timeless Toys: Classic Toys and the Playmakers Who Created Them

By |2015-01-06T09:19:15+00:00January 26th, 2015|All Puzzles, Puzzle Books|0 Comments

The author has created an excellent book covering the most popular toys of the 20th Century. In this the book, Timeless Toys: Classic Toys and the Playmakers Who Created Them, you are going to come across many toys you remember from your own lifetime. While some have faded with time, many are still popular and have entertained ever since they first appeared. The book takes a rather wide view of what a toy is and includes many games, puzzles and other things that have entertained young as well as those who are young at heart, if not in years. The first toy discussed was the Flexible Flyer sled. It brought back a memory to me, since I had one as a kid. Mine had the straight-runner and I ran into a gutter grate and punctured my thigh. It seems it happened enough that the runners were rounded. Then, there is the Big Wheel. The kid next door had one and he loved it so much, he wore completely through the plastic wheels. Here, you will not only see great pictures of the toy or game but also the story behind its being invented and marketed. You will also learn about the person who invented it, details about patents, how many were sold and lots of other interesting details. It’s highly likely that you will find your favorite toy or game covered.  At the back of the book you will find an extensive Bibliography. The book covers many games and puzzles. I have been a long time fan of puzzles and if you are interested in them, I suggest a search under Jerry Slocum or The Slocum Puzzle Foundation, Beverly Hills, California. Overall, a wonderful book that would be interesting to just about anyone who enjoys toys, games or puzzles. You can purchase this book at Amazon.

 

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Retired engineer who loves birds, puzzles and books. Has personal library of 7000 tomes.

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