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Title:
Recess riddles
Author:
Helmer, Marilyn.
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Publication Information:
Toronto : Kids Can Press, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
31 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
General Note:
"Level 3: kids can read alone"--Cover.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781553375777

9781553375784
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

From the clock that got in trouble because it "tocked" in class to the skunk that enjoyed "Show and Smell," these riddles offer a funny slice of school life. A Level 3 first reader.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Reviewed with Marilyn Helmer's Funtime Riddles0 . Gr. 2-3. "Why is it no fun to play soccer with pigs? Because they always hog the ball." The picture shows one furious kid left out while the pigs play. Funtime0 is the better title here, with some hilarious puns in words and pictures--from tigers getting their exercise on the jungle gym to the hockey player covered with chicken pucks. The scenarios in Recess0 are classroom and schoolyard, and some of the wordplay will evoke more groans than giggles (the little snake's best subject is "Hiss-story"). But both books in the Kids Can Read series show and tell the fun of reading and the weird meanings to be found in words. --Hazel Rochman Copyright 2004 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3-These titles provide budding comedians with material in an easy-to-read format. In Funtime, the riddles focus on sports and leisure-time activities (e.g., "Why don't cheetahs like to play hide and seek? Because they're always spotted"), while the quips in Recess are school oriented ("Why is the library the tallest part of the school? Because it has so many stories"). Most of the selections are plays on words, which will encourage young readers to think about the meanings of the terms. The cartoon illustrations are amusing and also help to explain the jokes. Riddle books encourage even reluctant readers to persevere in order to get to the punch line and these offerings are appealing choices.-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.