Puzzling Poems to Drive You Crazy

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Can you conquer the codes and unravel the riddles-without tearing your hair out? This book is full of different types of puzzle poems to solve with all sorts of brainteasers, anagrams, spoonerisms, and poems you just have to say out loud if you want the answer-if you can work out how to say them! With many amusing poems, this collection is guaranteed to intrigue and entertain. Poets include Jonathan Swift, James Reeves, Wendy Cope and Nick Toczek.
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Overview


Can you conquer the codes and unravel the riddles-without tearing your hair out? This book is full of different types of puzzle poems to solve with all sorts of brainteasers, anagrams, spoonerisms, and poems you just have to say out loud if you want the answer-if you can work out how to say them! With many amusing poems, this collection is guaranteed to intrigue and entertain. Poets include Jonathan Swift, James Reeves, Wendy Cope and Nick Toczek.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780192726087
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 11/28/2006
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 4.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Susie Gibbs was for many years the editor behind the highly successful Macmillan poetry list and was the editor for a number of OUP poetry books including,Poems to Freak Out Your Teachers, Poems to Make Your Friends Scream, Poems to Annoy Your Parents, and Poems to Make Your Friends Laugh.

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Table of Contents


Peggy Babcock   Eric Finney     7
Found it Yet?   James Carter     8
IT ('s a) Riddle   Daphne Kitching     9
Growing Up in Rome   Rob Falconer     10
Fighting Men   Richard Caley     11
Four Sports   Beverley Johnson     12
That Dreadful Pupil from Leicester   Trevor Millum     14
Ounce Poem   Anon.     15
She Called Him Mr   Anon.     15
A Rhyming Quiz   Wendy Cope     16
Teasing Words   Rachel Rooney     18
Irate Pirate   Ian Larmont     18
A Trip to Morrow   Anon.     20
Anagraminal Magic   John Kitching     22
What Am I?   Jo Peters     24
Red Alert!   Graham Denton     25
Real Problems   Dave Calder     26
Runs All Day   Anon.     27
White Sheep   Christina Rossetti     27
The Little Gentleman   Anon.     27
Gleaming Silvery Hair   Penny Kent     28
I Rhyme With...   GeraldineAldridge     28
Not a Cow   Anon.     29
Find the Spoonerisms!   Eric Finney     30
Nora, Dora, Ritchie, Laura, Mitchie, and Cora   David Bateman     31
Code Shoulder   Barrie Wade     32
Roomers   Nick Toczek     33
Algie's Trick   Gerard Benson     34
W   James Reeves     36
Orange Silver Sausage   Colin West     37
Whodunnit   Rob Falconer     38
Back 2 44 bc   Dave Calder     40
Times Nine   Patricia Leighton     41
Rhyming Slang   Eric Finney     42
2 Ys   Anon.     43
The Sleeping Bag   Herbert George Ponting     44
My First Is In...   Penny Kent     45
What Book Am I?   Debjani Chatterjee     46
A Riddle   Jonathan Swift     47
Where in the World?   Trevor Parsons     47
Our Joe   Anon.     48
Codswallop!   Maureen Haselhurst     49
Light as a Feather   Anon.     50
Some Say I am Golden   Cynthia Rider     51
The Man Who Made It Did Not Want It   Duncan Williamson     51
Of Course   Clive Webster     52
The Agranam Nomster   Paul Cookson     54
Pardon?   Philip Waddell     55
Shhh...   Roger Stevens     56
Three Anagriddles   Eric Finney     57
What Am I?   Barry Buckingham     58
Noel   Anne Greer     59
Round the Rugged Rock   Anon.     59
Q   David Bateman     60
Acknowledgements     61
Answers     62
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