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Guess Again!

By: Mac Barnett

Illustrator: Adam Rex

"Their fleece is warm and woolly white. / And when you lie awake at night, / Count them and you'll fall asleep. / A guess? Why, yes! A flock of . . ." Think you know the answer? Guess again! Die-cuts. Flaps. Gatefold. Full-color gouache and mixed-media illustrations.

ISBN: 9781416955665

JLG Release: Nov 2009


Sensitive Areas: None
Topics: Puzzles , Rhymes , Riddles with unexpected answers , Humor

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal

Horn Book

"Count them and you'll fall asleep. / A guess? Why, yes! A flock of..." Turn a page or lift a flap for unexpected conclusions to seven guessing game–style riddles--in this case, "Abominable snow monsters." Abetting the terrific non-sequitur surprises are visual tricks: a silhouette of what resembles a cat in a tree turns out to be...Grandpa Ned. "Count them and you'll fall asleep. / A guess? Why, yes! A flock of..." Turn a page or lift a flap for unexpected conclusions to seven guessing game–style riddles--in this case, "Abominable snow monsters." Abetting the terrific non-sequitur surprises are visual tricks: a silhouette of what resembles a cat in a tree turns out to be...Grandpa Ned.

Junior Library Guild


• A funny and inventive concept.
• The setup to the riddles makes it seem that there is an easy answer, but the actual answer is unexpected and humorous.
• Adam Rex’s silly artwork helps sell/misdirect the reader.
• Introduces concept of reader expectations to a young audience. Investigates how humor is often built on

• A funny and inventive concept.
• The setup to the riddles makes it seem that there is an easy answer, but the actual answer is unexpected and humorous.
• Adam Rex’s silly artwork helps sell/misdirect the reader.
• Introduces concept of reader expectations to a young audience. Investigates how humor is often built on frustrated expectations.
• Kids will enjoy that this is so different from other books. Once they get the joke, they may be inspired to write their own riddles.

Book Details

ISBN

9781416955665

First Release

November 2009

Genre

Fiction.

Dewey Classification

811/.6

Trim Size

8" x 9"

Page Count

32

Accelerated Reader

N/A

Scholastic Reading Counts

N/A

Lexile

N/A

Format

Print Book

Edition

-

Publisher

Simon & Schuster

Potentially Sensitive Areas

None

Topics

Puzzles, Rhymes, Riddles with unexpected answers, Humor,

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