There are three key elements that set my puzzles apart from others: variety, artistry and surprise.
Rochester, NY (Vocus) July 22, 2010
Puzzle designer David Kalvitis, skillfully utilizes dots and a variety of guides to create complex and artistic dot-to-dot puzzles in The Greatest Dot-to-Dot Super Challenge Book 8. This newest addition to the popular series of connect-the-dot books challenges puzzlers with even more elaborately plotted maps, resulting in surprisingly beautiful scenes.
In 2000, Kalvitis revolutionized traditional connect-the-dots intended for children and created the first dot-to-dots specifically designed for older audiences. With the creation of his extraordinary puzzles, Kalvitis’ first series of books left puzzlers clamoring for more. As a result Kalvitis answered their requests with multiple Greatest Dot-to-Dot Super Challenge series books.
The Greatest Dot-to-Dot Super Challenge Book 8 provides puzzlers with another first: a hunt for a numerical sequence hidden among decoy numbers. This inventive idea along with the groundbreaking use of guides such as symbols, letters, words, coordinates, arrows, and compass directions creates complex challenges for all ages.
According to Kalvitis, “There are three key elements that set my puzzles apart from others: variety, artistry and surprise.” Regarding the surprise of each puzzle Kalvitis states, “It is critical in maintaining older audience’s interest and enthusiasm. The innovative use of dozens of separate lines within each puzzle creates beautifully intricate scenes that are masked until the last dot is connected.”
“Each puzzle is a work of art in its own right. When you complete a puzzle, you are rewarded with images that are themselves often surprisingly vivid,” writes Major Fun Award director Bernie DeKovan.
The Greatest Dot-to-Dot Super Challenge puzzles are also uniquely made up of hundreds, and at times thousands of plotted points. “The most intriguing thing about the designer’s work is the way the puzzle solver is directed to draw long lines in unexpected places that completely unbalance any preconceived ideas about what is being depicted,” states reviewer Eleanor Heldrich of Children’s Literature.
“How wonderful that you decided to design a sophisticated and challenging dot-to-dot book for older kids. I am an 88-year older kid! And I want to thank you sincerely for your Dot-to-Dot books,” Mary from Ontario wrote in regards to the new Greatest Dot-to-Dot Super Challenge Book 8.
# # #