Pets in Trumpets: And Other Word-Play Riddles

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Why did the musician find a dog in his trumpet? Because he always finds a PET in his trumPET. Not only pets in trumpets, but weasels with easels, a witch with an itch, and many other unusual items appear in Bernard Most’s irresistible collection of wordplay puzzles. “Clever wordplay riddles will excite beginning readers while encouraging even the most reluctant child to recognize words.”-American Bookseller

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About the Author:

BERNARD MOST has written and illustrated many popular children's books, including The Cow That Went OINK, If the Dinosaurs Came Back, How Big Were the Dinosaurs?, Whatever Happened to the Dinosaurs?, and Where to Look for a Dinosaur. He lives in New York.

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Kindergarten-Grade 2 --An unsuccessful word-play game. The concept behind a riddle is a reasonable expectation that a solution might be guessed or figured out; another implied feature is that it will be worth the effort. Most poses 15 questions with a single word boldfaced in each. The answers are to be found within the highlighted terms, but the new words are so trumped up or obscure that there's no satisfaction to be gained from ``getting it.'' ``Why did the WITCH let children hold her broomstick? Because the witch had a very bad itch.'' The simple, flat watercolor cartoons explain the responses, but are bland and uneven in their execution. Most's animals are far more charming than his people. Riddle collections and books that use words in a clever way abound. This one will neither engage young readers nor inspire a love of language. Pets in Trumpets sounds a sour note. --Luann Toth, School Library Journal
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