If you're looking for some fun, free, entertaining brain games for kids, you've come to the right place!
On this page, you'll be presented with questions about a puzzling pet shop. How long will it take you to find the answers?
This puzzle uses our Dollar Dictionary scheme. Find complete instructions for solving these on this page.
At Percy’s Pet Store, each animal is priced according to the
letters in its name. A = $1, B = $2... Z = $26. The questions get harder the further down you go.
Note: You'll find links to the printable page (with value chart) and answers below.
To find the cost of an ANT, for example, you would add:
$1 + $14 + $20 for a total of $35.
A + N + T
(Shocking price, eh?)
Now find the prices of these animals.
1. CAT = ? 2. BIRD = ?
3. SNAKE = ? 4. PUPPY = ?
5. Now consider a HORSE and a HAMSTER. Which one cost more? How much more? Make an estimate, then find the answer!
HAMSTER = ? HORSE = ? The difference is ?
6. What’s the difference between a MOUSE and a MOOSE?
(You shouldn’t have to do any addition to solve this one!)
7. C _ _ _ = $24 8. F _ _ _ = $42
9. What’s the lowest-priced animal you can think of that’s spelled with three letters?
10. Think of at least one animal that costs more than $100.
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