Paul Adshead
4 Books

Paul Adshead

1990-1996

Explorable search and find puzzles

Paul Adshead

Author Paul Adshead had a very popular book in the 90s called Puzzle Island - much in the same vein as Graeme Base's mix of 'search and find' and puzzles. Readers work through the book exploring detailed imagery to find hidden animals, with their names written in text framing the page.

Beyond that Adshead has published several other puzzle books - where readers find hidden owls, geography and solve word puzzles. These are enjoyable books, well illustrated with puzzles that keep giving.

Books in this series
Puzzle Island (Paul Adshead)
Paul Adshead
1990

The reader is asked to find hidden animals in the pictures and identify a mysterious creature believed to be extinct.

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4.53
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
24 pages
ISBN 9780859534024
One Odd Owl
Paul Adshead
1993

Readers can solve the puzzle by counting the birds in the roosting tree as they gather at the urging of an insomniac snail to drown out the snores of a slumbering owl.

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4.02
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★★★★★
28 pages
ISBN 9780859534086
The Red Herring Mystery
Paul Adshead
1995

This is a mystery book set in a stately home that is full of unusual suspects, including one Agnes Crusty.

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4.14
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★★★★★
23 pages
ISBN 9780859539555
Around the World with Phineas Frog
Paul Adshead
1996

This parody on a famous story is intended to make geography fun. It asks the reader whether they can discover the countries visited by Phineas and his daughter using a trail of clues.

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4.6
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
33 pages
ISBN 9780859539531