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When Riddles Come Rumbling

4.14  ·  Rating Details ·  21 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
A collection of riddle poems with context clues.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 1st 2001 by WordSong (first published July 2001)
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Beth
Jan 03, 2010 Beth rated it really liked it
Following in the footsteps of poetry master Emily Dickinson, Dotlich presents her own collection of riddle poems for young readers. Poems about gumballs and snowflakes, yo-yos and pizza, celebrate childhood by focusing on individual experiences or everyday items. Each poem combines a sentence or two of evocative hints to solve a "what am I?" riddle.
Several poems use shape to get the point across, with unruly letters snaking into descriptive shapes. "Rumble" looks as if it is vibrating, while "sl
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Sarah Hannon
Feb 23, 2015 Sarah Hannon rated it really liked it
Personal reaction - I like this poetry book because it has many poems that really focus on shape and lyrical. These poems also rhyme and have a good rhythm to them, so they are easy to read and enjoy. They also really cultivate thought as they are riddles you wish to solve.

Purposes:
-Read aloud ages 4-8
Enjoyment/Enrichment:
-These poems flow and have a good rhythm to them so they are very fun to read aloud and share.
-These poems would be very fun to share aloud, perhaps to close the day with a rid
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LeAnne
Feb 16, 2016 LeAnne rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-book, poetry
I got this because someone told me her two-year-old grandchild loved it. It was a bit beyond our grand-daughter's understanding because so many of the objects (like roller coasters) were still outside her experience, but her mother enjoyed it. I expect Bella will, too, in a couple years. The poems are delightful. The layout and print accentuate the meaning of the text. Illustrations in the borders (like the gum-balls on the cover) give clues to the answer (assuming the child has ever had a gum ...more
Kathy
Mar 09, 2015 Kathy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Funny. Clever. Great way to make poems accessible to kids. Illustrations give away answers to the riddles, so have someone read it to you if you want to be surprised!
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great for wondering what each poem is about

inferring as well
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Rebecca is a poet and picture book author of such titles as What is Science? (a 2006 Subaru SB&F prize finalist), and Lemonade Sun (an American Booksellers "Pick of the Lists"). Her work is featured widely in poetry anthologies and textbooks. Rebecca promotes children's poetry, giving presentations and workshops to students, teachers, librarians and writers. She lives in Indiana.
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