Synopses & Reviews
Here is a book that will keep you guessing again and again and...
"A funny, absurdist take on guessing game books from the team behind Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem, these silly rhymes avoid easy answers (a robot who hatches from an egg and cries 'Cheep Cheep!' on the first page hints at the brand of humor in store). Beside a black silhouette of what appears to be a rabbit, Barnett's opening entry encourages readers to give a traditional answer to a four-line stanza: 'His floppy ears are long and funny./ Can you guess who? That's right! My.' But turning the page, readers see not a bunny, but 'Grandpa Ned,' shown standing on his head, his floppy gray socks providing the rabbit's lopped ears. What seem to be white sheep on a mountaintop are actually abominable snow monsters, Grandpa Ned appears again in a tree like the Cheshire cat and a dragonlike shadow that terrifies a knight belongs to a dentist. The playful tone is enhanced by cutouts, flaps and a triple-page foldout, but knowing the answers to the amusing visual/linguistic jokes may limit the book's potential for rereadings. Still, readers should find this twisted good fun. Ages 4 8. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
A hilarious book of guessing that will keep readers of all ages wondering what could possibly come next!
About the Author
andlt;bandgt;Mac Barnettandlt;/bandgt;andnbsp;is the author of the Brixton Brother series and several picture books, includingandnbsp;andlt;iandgt;Guess Again!andlt;/iandgt;andnbsp;andandnbsp;andlt;iandgt;Chloe and the Lionandlt;/iandgt;andnbsp;(both illustrated by Adam Rex), and theandnbsp;andlt;iandgt;New York Timesandnbsp;andlt;/iandgt;bestsellerandlt;iandgt;andnbsp;Extra Yarnandlt;/iandgt;. Heand#8217;s on the board of directors of 826LA, a nonprofit writing center, and founded the Echo Park Time Travel Mart, a convenience store for time travelers. Mac lives in Oakland, California.andlt;bandgt;Adam Rexandlt;/bandgt; has written and illustrated several picture books, including andlt;iandgt;Tree Ring Circusandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;Frankenstein Makes a Sandwichandlt;/iandgt; as well as the novel, andlt;iandgt;The True Meaning of Smekdayandlt;/iandgt;. He and his wife live in Tucson, Arizona.