Riddle-Lightful by J. Patrick Lewis
Oodles of Little Riddle Poems

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Synopsis

With men in suits
And rubber boots        
It goes to lots        
Of red-hot spots!*

Once again, J. Patrick Lewis and Debbie Tilley have joined their talents in a poetry collection with a riddle-lightful twist. Each of the 32 poems is a separate game for kids: a riddle that they must solve with the help of generous clues in the sing-song text and the bright, funny watercolor paintings. The result is an interactive, educational, and super-silly poetry collection that will tickle and tease every little riddle lover.

*Stumped? It's a fire truck!  
 

About J. Patrick Lewis

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J. Patrick Lewis is a renowned poet and author of many children's books, including Riddle-icious, A Hippopotamusn't and other animal poems, and The La-Di-Da Hare. He makes his home in Ohio.Debbie Tilley's playful illustrations have appeared in publications such as the Los Angeles Times, Parents, Redbook, Popular Science, and Teen. Her picture books include Riddle-icious by J. Patrick Lewis and Dinosaur Dinner (With a Slice of Alligator Pie): Favorite poems by Dennis Lee, selected by Jack Prelutsky. Debbie Tilley lives in California.
 
Published October 13, 1998 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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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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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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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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