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Riddle me this! : riddles and stories to challenge your mind
Lupton, Hugh.
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Publication Information:
Cambridge, MA : Barefoot Books, [2003]

Physical Description:
64 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
A whimsical collection of riddles and riddling stories from all over the world. The playful illustrations offer clues that will help children to solve the riddles.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.6 1.0 70857.
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Central Library PN6371.5 .L87 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area
Clearfield Library PN6371.5 .L87 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Frank E. Merriweather Library PN6371.5 .L87 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Oversize
Orchard Park Library PN6371.5 .L87 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Audubon Library PN6371.5 .L87 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Dudley Branch Library PN6371.5 .L87 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Rattle your brain with this zany collection of riddles, puzzles and stories to baffle young minds. The quirky illustrations accompanying the text offer subtle clues to help you find solutions. Children and adults alike will love testing their wits with this engaging book.

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Booklist Review

Gr. 4-6, younger for reading aloud. What sits in the corner and travels around the world? A stamp. In a fine introduction to this large picture-book collection of riddles, riddle-poems, and riddle stories from many countries and cultures, storyteller Lupton notes that good riddles surprise us into thinking about the world in new ways. Of course, some of the riddles fall flat, but Lupton's blend of puzzle, trick, and joke is a winning combination, and Fatus' clear, bright ink-and-watercolor pictures in folk-art style are playful and clever, hinting at the answers without giving them away. In addition to the riddles and rhymes, there are six long stories, including a stirring, mysterious Sioux tale, The End of the World. Lupton cites his various sources, tells how he has modified them, and gives the answers to the riddles. Storytellers will want this. --Hazel Rochman Copyright 2003 Booklist

Publisher's Weekly Review

The mind-stretching riddles and stories in Riddle Me This! Riddles and Stories to Challenge Your Mind by Hugh Lupton, illus. by Sophie Fatus, will stimulate readers to think about things in new ways. "What is it that the more you take away, the larger it becomes?" Answer: a hole. "What has a bottom at the top?" Answer: A leg. Riddles and stories about riddles, like "King John and the Bishop of Canterbury" will have readers laughing and putting on their thinking caps. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 4-A delightful collection of folktales and riddles from around the globe. Some of the selections may be familiar to children, and some will be new, but all will challenge them to see the world in new ways. Included are "The Sphinx's Riddle," "The Mad Hatter's Riddle" from Alice in Wonderland, and "Gollum's Riddle" from The Hobbit, as well as a brainteaser from Jonathan Swift. "Two Travelers in Arkansas" (the United States), "The Snake of Dreams" (Russia), and "King John and the Bishop of Canterbury" (England) are among the stories that present readers with enigmas to solve. Source notes and an answer key appear at the end. Fatus's ink-and-watercolor illustrations are charming and childlike. Ranging in size from partial page to full spread, the vibrantly colored pictures give readers hints that will help them answer each riddle. This book makes a perfect choice for one-on-one sharing, and will also be enjoyed by independent readers.-Cynde Suite, Bartow County Library System, Adairsville, GA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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