Sheepish Riddles

Sheepish Riddles

by Katy Hall, Lisa Eisenberg, R. W. Alley
     
 

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Where do sheep go to get a haircut? To the baa-baa shop! What kind of birthday parties do lambs like? Sheepovers! Young readers will bleat with laughter at these sheepish riddles.

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Where do sheep go to get a haircut? To the baa-baa shop! What kind of birthday parties do lambs like? Sheepovers! Young readers will bleat with laughter at these sheepish riddles.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Meredith Kiger
One in a series of "Puffin Easy-to-Read" books, this one is designed for level 3, reading alone. It consists of 41 silly riddles about sheep with accompanying watercolor cartoons for each one. They're funny and imaginative, and just right for primary students to enjoy alone, or to read aloud to family and friends.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 4A fine collection of easy-to-read riddles that feature puns, whimsical wordplay, and broad punch lines. "Where do sheep go to get a haircut? To the baa-baa shop!" All of the entries are well served by Alley's ink and watercolor artwork. His exaggerated cartoons and comic invention support the tone of vaudevillian humor. Whether the jokes elicit laughs or groans, this book begs to be shared aloud. Perfectly suited to primary-grade children, it may also appeal to older reluctant readers.Marilyn Taniguchi, Santa Monica Public Library, CA
Kirkus Reviews
This Easy-to-Read offering from Hall and Eisenberg (Snakey Riddles, 1990, etc.) has its ups and downs, but for the most part its cleverness shines through.

Much of the material will have young readers giggling along: A "baa humbug" is the result of crossing a sheep with a bee; and "Steal wool" comes of crossing sheep and a thief. But there are also groaners, including riddles about sheep who count people when they can't sleep, and Cinderella Sheep's lost "grass" slipper may not elicit much response from children old enough to read this on their own. Some of the funniest lines aren't riddles at all, but throwaway comments contained in the illustrations (when they go to the movies, don't all sheep order "baaattered" popcorn?). Alley's lush artwork has real comic sense and keeps readers cackling even when the riddles go astray.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780141308715
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/01/2000
Series:
Easy-to-Read Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.15(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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