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Creepy riddles
Hall, Katy.
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First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, [1998]

Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm

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READER Juvenile Fiction Readers

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What did the zombie eat after
he had a tooth taken out?
The dentist
Young readers will shiver with delight at this eerie assortment of hair-raising riddles that will creep up spines and tickle funny bones. Full of scary spooks and merry monsters, this collection of forty-two riddles offers easy-to-read fun that's perfect for sharing-and scaring Katy Hall and Lisa Eisenberg continue their successful series of eleven inventively silly riddle books with this fiendishly clever collection. S. D. Schindler adds to the fun with a hilarious gallery of goofy ghouls. A frightfully good time for all Katy Hall lives in New York City. Lisa Eisenberg lives in Ithaca, New York. S. D. Schindler lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 1^-3, younger for reading aloud. Weird and lurid enough for Halloween howls, these riddles combine horrible scenarios ("What did the zombie eat after he had a tooth taken out? The dentist!") with Schindler's detailed, crosshatched, colorful, grotesque illustrations. As always with riddles, puns are the main source of pleasure, from pictures of "ghoulfriends" and Dracula reading his "horror-scope" to sea monsters eating "fish-and-ships." Part of the Easy-to-Read series, this is sure to be as popular as Hall and Eisenberg's other riddle books. The spooky nonsense is just right for showing that reading is fun. --Hazel Rochman

School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-3-A collection of riddles about vampires, ghosts, ghouls, and assorted monsters. The selections are presented in an easy-to-read format with the answer immediately following each question. The selections are not particularly fresh but the illustrations are a scream. Schindler uses a fine-nibbed pen to include lots of subtle details before adding vivid watercolor washes. The sea monster who likes to eat "Fish-and-ships" shows the captain holding his nose as he abandons a vessel being consumed by a grinning sea serpent. Details like this make Creepy Riddles a superior choice for most joke or beginning-to-read collections.-Sharon R. Pearce, formerly at San Antonio Public Library, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.