Gr 2-4-- A humorous selection, perfect for cat lovers and those children who can never find enough riddles. The droll black-and-white pencil drawings with orange highlights will delight youngsters just beginning to understand word play. ``What kind of math do cats do well? Figuring purr-cents.'' Similar in format to Joanne Bernstein and Paul Cohen's Grand-Slam Riddles (1988) and Touchdown Riddles (1989, both Albert Whitman), this book has enough purr-sonality to make it the cat's meow among the younger set. --Janet M. Bair, Trumbull Library, CT
Feline fanciers will purr over these funnies. Divided into short chapters--"Career Cats," "Cool School Cats," etc.--this book of riddles and jokes gets an extra boost from the pencil illustrations dabbed with orange. Although there are plenty of groaners here, there are others that are the cat's meow. "Why did the teacher fail the cat? Because he was a cheetah."