Gr 1-3-These two books are bursting with laugh-out-loud humor. The first title contains jokes about a variety of animals, while the second focuses on food-related riddles. Helmer's delightful word spinning is filled with imagination and wit. Containing challenging vocabulary and creative wordplay, the riddles encourage beginning readers to learn while having fun. Filled with bright colors and plenty of action, Parker's eye-catching cartoon illustrations often help to explain the text. The layout, which features one riddle per page, keeps the pace slow enough for children who are honing their reading skills. Libraries can never have enough of these books on their shelves, and these two offerings will provide budding comedians with a fresh batch of material to try out on their friends and family.-Cynde Suite, formerly at Horry County Memorial Library, Surfside Beach, SC Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.