Riddle-Icious by J. Patrick Lewis
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Illustrated in full color. From poet extraordinaire J. Patrick Lewis, here is a splendiferous treat for kids who love riddles and rhymes--and who doesn't?  Each colorful page contains a riddle that is also a poem.  And every riddle-icious poem describes something for kids to guess.  Clues to the answers are everywhere in Debbie Tilley's witty, lighthearted art.  A clever introduction to poetry that will tickle the funny bones of all little riddlers.  
 

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J. Patrick Lewis " has authored more than fifty books of poetry for children. In 2011, he was named the Children's Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation and was given the NCTE Excellence in Children's Poetry Award. He lives in Westerville, Ohio.Visit his website at www.jpatricklewis.com. Roberta Baker is the author of No Ordinary Olive, Lizard Walinsky and Olive's Pirate Party with Debbie Tilley. Publishers Weekly said, "Baker and Tilley celebrate Olive's vibrancy and remind readers that 'it's hard to be patient with the world racing by'." Debbie Tilley is the illustrator of several award-winning artwork picture books, including Hey, Little Ant by Phillip and Hannah Hoose, recipient of a Jane Addams Book Award honor, and Little, Brown's Someday You'll Thank Me for This by Marc Gellman (January 2007).
 
Published March 12, 1996 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Lewis (Black Swan/White Crow, 1995, etc.) offers 28 ``poems that hide/behind disguises'' and ``tickle you with/small surprises,'' each with a funny picture clue that makes most of the riddles easily guessed by preschoolers.

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by Frank Remkiewicz, offers a host of clever math riddles with titles like ""Finger Play"" (which teaches a nifty trick for multiplying by nine) and ""Your Average Cow,"" which asks kids to compare bovine and human life expectancies.

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The text might make it clear that ""marionette"" is the answer, but it will take more experienced riddlers to recognize the subtle play on flies as puppets on the spider's webbed strings.

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Although readers new to riddling may require some help grasping the concept here, this collection of 28 rhymes, near-rhymes and free verse will initiate them merrily.

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The answers to Lewis's rhyming riddles appear in Tilley's clever illustrations;

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