From School Library Journal
PreSchool-KAThis appealing picture book consists of nine simple riddles. A rhyming question is presented on the right-hand page and the single-word answer is revealed when the page is turned. The riddles are basic and young listeners will surely guess the answers: "What has fur, a tail, whiskers, and claws? It likes to catch mice with its four little paws." Corwin's quilted-fabric collage illustrations are soft and comforting. Bright shapes, touches of embroidery, and colorful buttons add tactile, three-dimensional qualities to the pictures. The question and answer pages of each riddle share the same background material, connecting concepts, and observant viewers will discover illustrative clues along with each poem. Pair this promising storytime selection with Stephanie Calmenson's What Am I? (HarperCollins, 1989) and Toby Speed's Water Voices (Putnam, 1998) for a riddle-iculous preschool program.AShawn Brommer, Southern Tier Library System, Painted Post, NY
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From Kirkus Reviews
My First Riddles ($9.95; Jun. 30; 24 pp.; 0-694-01109-6): Delightfully illustrated with textured quilting, this book balances patterns and colors in an innovative, interactive, and lively guessing-game format, incorporating animals, stars, and other childlike images. Simple, traditional riddles are presented through easy, rhyming questions, complete with illustrated clues. Turning the page reveals the answer: Short, age-appropriate words such as sun and cat make for rewarding ``reading'' sessions for little ones. (Board book. 3-5) -- Copyright ©1998, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.