JOE WOS: A-Maze-Ing Animals

We've got mazes galore with cartoonist and creator of MazeToon Joe Wos on Saturday, July 29th at 2:00pm! Joe will be hosting an interactive event perfect for kids of all ages to celebrate his new book, A-Maze-Ing Animals: 50 Mazes for Kids. Don't miss out on all the a-maze-ing fun!
A-Maze-ing Animals: 50 Mazes for Kids by Joe Wos
Find 50 Fun, colorful cartoons-within-a-maze from the designer of the world's largest hand-drawn maze and internationally-acclaimed creator of MazeToon
Mazes are a great way to increase hand-eye coordination, bolster problem-solving skills, sharpen reasoning, and more. You'll get all that and then some with these 50 colorfully illustrated mazes that feature fully solvable characters, cartoon elements, and imaginative creatures that figure prominently along every start-to-finish path. Themed, integrated animal illustrations (set within the mazes) are fun, playful, and perfect for big kids and grown-ups too. Besides navigating the usual twists and turns of a traditional maze path, puzzle-solvers will have to navigate through crazy cartoon features, like a dinosaur's mouth, a bat's wings, a vulture's beak, a frog's tongue, and more. There are dozens of dead ends, illusions, twists and turns that increase with the difficulty level. It's not just thoroughly's absolutely A-MAZE-ING.
About Joe
Joe Wos has been a professional cartoonist since the age of 14. His career path over the past 30 years has taken as many twists and turns as one of his mazes, as he finds new and innovative ways to pursue his passion for the cartoon arts.
Some highlights include spending 25 years touring nationwide as a performer, illustrating stories live as he told them; founding and running a cartoon art museum in Pittsburgh; illustrating symphony performances live with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; and exhibiting his art in museums worldwide. With MazeToons — a unique hybrid illustration that is part cartoon and part puzzle — Joe has fulfilled a lifelong dream to appear in the funny pages.
Joe has been drawing mazes since the age of 7 and is regarded as a master maze maker. In 2012, he created the world’s largest hand-drawn maze. Measuring at 140 square feet, it features more than 100 illustrations. The maze garnered international attention with articles in the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post and media coverage throughout Europe. One of his mural-sized mazes is on permanent display at StarKist’s international headquarters.

With great delight, he has heard every variation of the phrase “A-maze-ing.”
Joe lives in Pittsburgh with his wife, three children and a cat named Mittens.
Learn more on his website,
Joe Joe Wos puts the finishing touches on the Guinness Book of World Record holder for the largest hand-drawn maze during setup for the Pittsburgh Remodeling Expo at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Thursday, January 3, 2012.
Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review 
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Event date: 
Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
The Doylestown Bookshop
16 S Main St.
Doylestown, PA 18901
A-Maze-Ing Animals: 50 Mazes for Kids Cover Image
By Joe Wos
ISBN: 9781438009940
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Barron's Educational Series - May 15th, 2017