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Guess Again!: Riddle Poems
by Lillian Morrison, illustrated by Christy Hale
(August House, 2006)
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Riddles have been used as teaching tools since the development of language. Kids love to solve them, and even more, they love to challenge their peers with these engaging word puzzles.
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(Kindergarten–Grade 3) Each of the 23 original poems in this collection is accompanied by an illustration that gives a clue to the answer. Solutions are found on the following pages. The riddles range from the simple (I chewed and I blew./It was the thing to do./Now I can't get it off my nose/and I can't get it off my shoe./Bubblegum) to the more challenging (It's in the river/but not in the lake./It's in the raindrop/but not the snowflake./The letter R). The double-page paintings, featuring two golden-haired children interacting and exploring the world around them, are bright, playful, and full of action. A good choice for riddle fans.
School Library Journal

(K–Gr. 3) Produced in picture-book format, this collection of
23 original "riddle poems" is well designed for reading aloud.
A short rhyme, usually four lines long, appears on the right-hand side of each double-page spread, accompanied by an illustration that contains at least one clue. A turn of the page reveals the answer in one or two words and a picture. Even
with the visual hints, some of the riddles will be very difficult, if not impossible, to solve, but there are still enough decipherable ones to give children the satisfaction of finding and shouting out answers. The colorful illustrations supply both subtle and overt clues while creating an appealing setting for the verse.
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