by J. Patrick Lewis • illustrated by Lynn Munsinger
July 2009 • Chronicle Books • Ages 4-8
Story: The book's jacket flaps tell it all:
readers who enjoy a little quiz.
So put on
your riddle cap --
don't fall in
a riddle trap.
You could be a
little riddle whiz.
Witty and wacky poems pose riddles that challenge readers to "Name That Book." With a glass slipper here and a spiderweb there, these thirteen fun-filled poems lead young readers to the solutions. From Goodnight Moon to Madeline, children and parents alike will delight in recognizing their most cherished stories. A great read-aloud -- kids (and adults too) can't help but call out their answers!
Story behind the story: While reading about SPOT THE PLOT, I came across a terrific piece from Sylvia Vardell on her Poetry for Children blog (a wonderful resource for all things children's poetry). She spoke with author J. Patrick Lewis "about his choices of poem forms and he shared this nugget:"
J. Patrick Lewis has written more than 60 books for children; his poetry and nonsense verse have appeared in dozens of magazines and more than 70 anthologies. He knows poetry and what works with kids.
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