Pig Giggles and Rabbit Rhymes: A Book of Animal Riddles

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9780811831147: Pig Giggles and Rabbit Rhymes: A Book of Animal Riddles

Children love riddles and jokes: collecting them, learning new ones and tormenting just about everyone they know with them! Each riddle in this hilarious picturebook begins with a question and an illustration full of hints. Turn the page to find the answer. Colorful illustrations add to the humor and playful, rhyming answers help budding readers develop an awareness of word patterns which is necessary for early reading. Pig Giggles and Rabbit Rhymes is sure to tickle a new reader s funny bone.

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It's as common a developmental stage as the Batman cape and the insistence on a PBJ sandwich for every meal. Once kids hear their first silly riddle, you can count on hearing one after another (or more likely, the same one over and over) for the next few months (or years). Luckily, Mike Downs and David Sheldon's giggle-packed collection of rhyming animal riddles will add some variety to the budding comedian's repertoire: "What does an octopus like to sip?" Can't guess? Ink drink, of course. "What would a mallard drive around town?" A duck truck, naturally. Getting the picture? Try this one: "What do you call a well-mannered insect that eats houses?" Yup. A polite termite. Kids will love the easy-to-read, fun-to-guess jokes (turn the page for the answers) and Sheldon's hint-filled, digitally-reworked illustrations with their captivatingly contemporary yet retro look. And they sure beat knock-knock jokes! (Ages 3 to 6) --Emilie Coulter

About the Author:

Mike Downs is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and the father of three children. He won the 1998 Hawaii Children s Literature Award for his manuscript There s a Leopard in My Laundry. This is his first book.

David Sheldon was born in Cincinnati and began his career as an illustrator in 1985. He has since drawn for books, magazines and television including the toy log "ads" in Ren & Stimpy. He lives in Kentucky.

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