Spot the Plot -- a Riddle Book of Book Riddles by J. Patrick Lewis. Illustrated by Lynn Munsinger. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books, 2009. Available now.
Let's end the year with some fun!
What the heck is a riddle book of book riddles?
Just what it says -- each riddle describes the plot of a book you should know.
The words give clues.
The illustrations give clues.
(warning -- the boy and girl and dog in the illustrations have nothing to do with the book being described.)
But where are the answers? (just in case you are not sure about which story is being described.)
The answers are listed in the back of the book -- as titles on the spines of books piled high.
Not all of these titles are books that early elementary students can read. But surely they've at least heard of them. (Charlotte's web, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and The Adventures of Pinocchio are the longest ones mentioned. The rest are stories every child should know by the time they are in second grade.)
Fun for kids.
Useful for teachers and parents.
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