________________ CM . . . . Volume IX Number 14. . . . March 14, 2003

cover Yummy Riddles. (Kids Can Read).

Marilyn Helmer. Illustrated by Eric Parker.
Toronto, ON: Kids Can Press, 2003.
32 pp., pbk. & cl., $5.95 (pbk.). $14.95 (cl.).
ISBN 1-55337-412-6 (pbk.), ISBN 1-55337-446-0 (cl.).

Subject Heading:
Riddles, Juvenile.

Kindergarten-grade 2 / Ages 5-7.

Review by Gail Hamilton.

*** /4

 

cover Critter Riddles. (Kids Can Read).

Marilyn Helmer. Illustrated by Eric Parker.
Toronto, ON: Kids Can Press, 2003.
32 pp., pbk. & cl., $5.95 (pbk.). $14.95 (cl.).
ISBN 1-55337-411-8 (pbk.), ISBN 1-55337-445-2 (cl.).

Subject Headings:
Riddles, Juvenile.
Animals-Juvenile literature.

Kindergarten-grade 2 / Ages 5-7.

Review by Gail Hamilton.

*** /4

 

excerpt:

What would you call a lazy kangaroo?
A pouch potato!

What did the cat say when she got her tail caught in the door?
Me-owww!

Intended for youngsters who are just beginning to read independently, these titles are part of the leveled "Kids Can Read" series. The perfect size for little hands, the books boast attractive, colourful covers with humourous, cartoon-like illustrations. Each book contains 30 riddles, one per page. Riddles are posed at the top of the page while answers appear at the bottom. Large, amusing illustrations, rendered in a riot of colours that will appeal to kids, provide visual clues which help astute readers to guess the answers to the riddles before checking the bottom of the page. This winning combination of humour, short questions, simple vocabulary and eye-catching illustrations will likely increase the students' confidence in their ability to read and will encourage them to try even more challenging reading materials. A note to teachers and parents at the beginning of each title describes the three levels of difficulty in the series' books.

Recommended.

Gail Hamilton is a teacher-librarian at Bird's Hill School on East St. Paul, MB.

 

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ISSN 1201-9364

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