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Spot the Plot: A Riddle Book of Book Riddles Hardcover – August 12, 2009


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 600L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 36 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books (August 12, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811846687
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811846684
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 8.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #908,501 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS
"Use this individually or collectively to spice up a readaloud, or just let kids revel in their pride in their own reading history."

SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
"This book is perfect for an interactive read-aloud, especially if the illustrations are held back until after the text has been read."

LIBRARY MEDIA CONNECTION
This book provides teachers and librarians an excellent opportunity to introduce today's children to these delightful works.

HORN BOOK MAGAZINE
"Lots of fun as a story hour entree, and kids might enjoy making up some more of their own."

About the Author

J. Patrick Lewis is the award-winning author of more than 60 books for young people. He lives in Ohio.

Lynn Munsinger is the popular illustrator of dozens of children's books. She lives in Vermont and Connecticut.

More About the Author

After nearly three decades as a professor of economics, J. Patrick Lewis turned to poetry. He is the author of more than 75 children's books including A Hippopotamusn't (1990), BoshBlobberBosh (1998), Please Bury Me in the Library (2004), First Dog (2009), Spot the Plot (2009), and The House (2009).

He has recently been named the third U.S. Children's Poet Laureate (2011-2013) by the Poetry Foundation.

His books have been published by Creative Editions, Knopf, Atheneum, Dial, Harcourt, Little, Brown, National Geographic, Chronicle Books, Scholastic, Candlewick, Schwartz & Wade, Holiday House, Sleeping Bear Press, Wordsong/Boyds Mills Press, Dawn Publications, and others. Gulls Hold Up the Sky, his first book of adult poems, was published by Laughing Fire Press (2010).

Pat's children's poems have also appeared in CRICKET (26 times), SPIDER, LADYBUG, CICADA, ODYSSEY, RANGER RICK, HIGHLIGHTS FOR CHILDREN, Ms. Magazine, YOUR BIG BACKYARD, CREATIVE CLASSROOM, STORYTIME, STORYWORKS, CHICKADEE, AHOY, LANGUAGE ARTS, JOURNAL OF CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, BOOKBIRD, READING TODAY and over 100 anthologies. He wrote the 1992 National Children's Book Week poem, printed on one million bookmarks and distributed nationally.

Lewis has received numerous awards from the American Library Association, the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and others. He was the recipient of the 2010-11 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Excellence in Children's Poetry Award, presented every two years.

WHERE I'LL BE NEXT--Schools, Bookstores, Conferences

October 14-16, 2011 Poetry Foundation--TED Lecture Chicago, Illiniois
October 23-25, 2011 NY State Reading Assn. Rye Brook, New York
October 28-31, 2011 Keystone State Reading Assn. Lancaster, Pennsylvania
November 5, 2011 Buckeye Book Fair Wooster, Ohio
November 8, 2011 Ashland University Ashland, Ohio
November 15-16, 2011 St. Joseph's College Rensselaer, Indiana
November 17-20, 2011 NCTE Convention Chicago, Illinois
December 1, 2010 Hillview Elementary Newark, Ohio
December 8, 2011 West Chester University (Dan Darigan) West Chester, PA
January 18, 2012 Richard Avenue Elementary Grove City, Ohio
January 24, 2012 Fouse Elementary Westerville, Ohio
March 1-3, 2012 Charlotte Huck Ch. Lit. Conference Redlands, California
April 3-5, 2012 Holland Hall Primary Tulsa, Oklahoma
April 12, 2012 Washington-Centerville Public Library Centerville, Ohio
April 13, 2012 Stingley Elementary Centerville, Ohio
April 17-25, 2012 Anglo-American School Moscow, Russia
April 29-May 2, 2012 IRA Convention Chicago, Illinois
May 10, 2012 Wynford Elementary Bucyrus, Ohio
March 22, 2013 OCTELA Conference Columbus, Ohio

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Shirley Hefner on January 30, 2010
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I've been using this book to challenge my library students. They--as most children--need to practice using their brains to think not just spit out memorization. From my youngest to my oldest--5th graders--we have pondered and giggled our way through the book one riddle at a time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Gimme The Scoop on November 20, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Spot the Plot was a very fun read and the kids loved it! It has beautiful illustrations and cute whimsy rhymes describing much loved children's books and you have to guess what the book is! I wished it would have had more rhymes in it though! We were having such fun guessing the books! Also for the books that you may not have enjoyed with your children yet, by reading the cute rhymes about them, it may display an interest for them to have you pick that book up on the next library visit!

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By EFurth on September 2, 2013
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My student loved trying to guess the story from the clues in each passage. It is a book they often reread to each other after I read it to them. Great for teaching inference.
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By Heidi Grange on February 22, 2012
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I love this book. Not only does this book have clever riddles, but also cute illustrations. I enjoy sharing these with my students and having them try to guess what book is being described. For the older students I wait to show the pictures until they've had a few guesses because the illustrations really give some great clues. Several of the books highlighted have been made into movies so the younger students have a good chance at guessing most of the titles. Some of the books included are: The Wizard of Oz, Madeline, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Where's Waldo, Goodnight Moon, and Pinnochio. Interestingly, the one that students consistently don't know is The Story of Ferdinand. I remember loving that story when I was younger, but I guess fewer kids are exposed to it these days. Anyway, this book provides lots of book-related fun. My only complaint? I wish there were more riddles included. :)
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