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

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"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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688127831
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/1994
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
1,259,950
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

In Her Own Words...

"When I was growing up, my mother was the family photographer. Often I would stand at her side in the darkroom watching the image mysteriously appear in the developer. I thought it was magic.

"After college I worked in children's book publishing for eight years and then took time off to be at home with our two children, Kate and Jacob. Like my mother, I became the selfappointed family photographer, and I quickly discovered how Much I enjoyed taking pictures. I loved the pursuit of my subject; the tension of waiting to press the shutter; and the thrill of realizing that I had captured a special moment.

"I went back into the darkroom with my mother, but this time as her student. I took courses and I read about photography, but mostly I practiced with my camera, taking pictures everywhere—from family gatherings to grade school portraits.

"My ideas for my books have been inspired by my experiences with our children. My son's love of hats, the silly guessing games we played on long trips, and my daughter's delight when she learned to tie her shoe are the starting points for my books.

"Working as a photographer with young children is challenging because it is so unpredictable. A three-year-old may cooperate for five minutes or two hours. It's my job to make the photo session into a play date because if the child is having fun, the pictures will be natural and full of life. I photograph the children in my neighborhood, not professional models, because I want them to look like the everyday kids who read my books.

"I feel very lucky to be a writer and photographer of children's books. Through my camera I am blessed with a strong connection to my past as well, and each book is a brand new adventure in the future."

In Her Own Words...

"When I was growing up, my mother was the family photographer. Often I would stand at her side in the darkroom watching the image mysteriously appear in the developer. I thought it was magic.

"After college I worked in children's book publishing for eight years and then took time off to be at home with our two children, Kate and Jacob. Like my mother, I became the selfappointed family photographer, and I quickly discovered how Much I enjoyed taking pictures. I loved the pursuit of my subject; the tension of waiting to press the shutter; and the thrill of realizing that I had captured a special moment.

"I went back into the darkroom with my mother, but this time as her student. I took courses and I read about photography, but mostly I practiced with my camera, taking pictures everywhere—from family gatherings to grade school portraits.

"My ideas for my books have been inspired by my experiences with our children. My son's love of hats, the silly guessing games we played on long trips, and my daughter's delight when she learned to tie her shoe are the starting points for my books.

"Working as a photographer with young children is challenging because it is so unpredictable. A three-year-old may cooperate for five minutes or two hours. It's my job to make the photo session into a play date because if the child is having fun, the pictures will be natural and full of life. I photograph the children in my neighborhood, not professional models, because I want them to look like the everyday kids who read my books.

"I feel very lucky to be a writer and photographer of children's books. Through my camera I am blessed with a strong connection to my past as well, and each book is a brand new adventure in the future."

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