Guess Who?

Guess Who?

by Margaret Miller
     
 

"A simple question is posed along with a picture of a child in a familiar situation. On the opposite page are four picture choices; the answers are funny and ridiculous. Flip the page and the correct picture and words appear, in a clever visual game that develops logical thinking and categorizing skills. Large, color photographs make this a perfect book for sharing

Overview

"A simple question is posed along with a picture of a child in a familiar situation. On the opposite page are four picture choices; the answers are funny and ridiculous. Flip the page and the correct picture and words appear, in a clever visual game that develops logical thinking and categorizing skills. Large, color photographs make this a perfect book for sharing."—Boston Globe.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
This book poses questions, presents ridiculous possibilities, allows plenty of places for kids to giggle, and then reveals the answer in a way sure to satisfy children who delight in knowing answers that seem to elude the author.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-As in Miller's previous two titles, a question is posed with the initial photograph in each double-page spread and followed by four silly possible responses; the following spread shows the correct answer, illustrated with a full-page photograph. Gender and ethnic representation are deftly handled. The author's sharp, clear full-color photographs are well composed, and her use of cropped photos and white space alternating with bled photos is an effective tool for involving youngsters. The level of difficulty here is a bit higher than in earlier books, and some of the answers may take kids a minute to come up with, offering a nice challenge. They will love shouting out ``No!'' to such questions as ``Who cleans your teeth? A rubber duckie?'' or ``Who wakes you in the morning? A military band?''-Emily Kutler, Summit Free Public Library, NJ
Hazel Rochman
"Who goes to school? Seagulls? Puppies? Umpires? Stuffed animals?" Each one of these four silly possibilities is pictured in a separate, small, brightly colored, close-up photograph; turn the page, and there's a full-page picture of the right answer: "Children!"--and they are playing in a cheerful preschool classroom. The pattern is repeated through a series of questions including "Who cuts your hair?" "Who fixes your car?" and "Who cleans your teeth?" The situations are part of every child's world, and the ridiculous guesses will make kids think and categorize, even as they laugh out loud and feel superior. The answers are definite, but there's nothing rigid about this book. The people pictured are from many ethnic groups. The person who flies an airplane is a pilot, and she's shown at the controls in the cockpit. The veterinarian is also a woman, and so is the police officer. As in Miller's other popular question books, the lively, informal photographs will draw youngsters into the book and out into a widening world. A book for sharing and acting out with one child or with the preschool crowd.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688127831
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/1994
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
1,206,065
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Margaret Miller is a freelance photographer who lives in New York city with her husband and two children. She is the author-photographers of many popular books for children, and the photographer for Ramona: Behind the Scenes of a Television Show, My Puppy Is born, and other books.

Margaret Miller is a freelance photographer who lives in New York city with her husband and two children. She is the author-photographers of many popular books for children, and the photographer for Ramona: Behind the Scenes of a Television Show, My Puppy Is born, and other books.

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