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Silly School Riddles (Dial Easy to Read: Level 3) Hardcover – July 3, 2008
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Eisenberg adds to her growing list of themed riddle collections, such as Turkey Riddles (2002) and Piggy Riddles (2004), with a title focused on school jokes and puzzlers. As in her previous riddle books, the humor sometimes falls flat: “If you had six friends and only three apples, what’s the best way to feed everyone? Make applesauce!” The most successful selections are playful puns: “Which state is the best place to buy school supplies? Pencil-vania.” “Why did the chicken cross the playground? To get to the other slide.” Punch lines appear in italics, and Smith’s active, cartoon-style pictures add more humor and clarity to the jokes. The best riddles may encourage kids to find fun in wordplay and to invent puns and riddles of their own. Suggest this, also, to teachers seeking lighthearted material for back-to-school classroom sharing. Grades 1-3. --Gillian Engberg
About the Author
Lisa Eisenberg lives in Ithaca, New York.
Elwood H. Smith lives in Rhinebeck, New York.
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"How did the silly goose get to the school nurse's office so fast?"
"Why did the toothbrush wander into band practice?"
"It was looking for a tuba toothpaste."
Did you guess the answer to either one? The art work in this book is just as zany as the riddles are. The reading level is 2.6 so the reader is most likely one that can read alone, and judging by the vocabulary in this book, may only have to ask help with one or two words. If you have a youngster with a good sense of humor (perhaps an outrageous one), this book would be an excellent choice. "Why did the hungry third grader run into the second-grade classroom?" If you want to know, you'll just have to read this book!