Playing Possum: Riddles about Kangaroos, Koalas, and Other Marsupials

Playing Possum: Riddles about Kangaroos, Koalas, and Other Marsupials

by John Jansen, Susan S. Burke

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School Library Journal
Gr 3-5These series entries continue the successful formula of grouping riddles around a theme and using clever puns and wordplay to develop the humor. Of the three, Class Act contains material that will be most familiar to the intended audience. From the first joke (``Where did the math student eat lunch?'' ``At the multiplication table.'') to the last (``How happy was everybody when school finally ended?'' ``Even the hands on the clocks applauded.''), readers will laugh as they see themselves, their friends, and their teachers in these riddles. Burke's pen-and-ink illustrations add to the fun. Playing Possum would be a great extension to a unit on marsupials or Australia. The selections in Plugged In are based on appliances found in most households. These books are funny and educational, tooa great combination.Mary Ann Bursk, Bucks County Free Library, Levittown, PA

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Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
You Must Be Joking! Series
Product dimensions:
7.79(w) x 6.07(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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