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What's What: A Guessing Game

2.86  ·  Rating details ·  22 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
What's cold and wet, warm and dry, and hard and soft? Why a puppy, of course! Keiko Narahashi's appealing watercolor paintings make this fun concept book a special one for children and adults to enjoy together.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published February 1st 2000 by Aladdin (first published September 1st 1996)
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Aug 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
I LOVED the illustrations in this book!
Eva Leger
Jul 01, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Eva by: library
Shelves: julias-books
I like the though here but the actual return doesn't give you much. This asks questions, "what's cold" for example and then gives a sentence such as "Ice cream is cold, as the sea spray that blows, Wave foam chasing your toes." That just doesn't sound good and they're all like that. With a few added or changed words I think this could have easily been a four star book.
The illustrations are okay, nothing special. The one thing I do like is that the pictures can be related to by all children, not
Jul 06, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books-jp
I liked it more than the children I read it to did - they did not care for the fact that the guessing part is somewhat not so much fun and we've all been ruined by the hilarity of Miller's books. However, I am enormously fond of the calmness of the art and think this would make a lovely one on one book or a stumble upon browsing book (display it and see what happens).
Mimi Lala
Feb 03, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: kids-books
3/5 stars...

I like the idea behind this book. It presents the idea of opposites in a way that is easier for the little ones to visualize. I did find it a bit difficult to use during a story time. It didn't really rhyme and the illustrations were a bit dull.

This book may be more appropriate for preschool and school aged children.
Ginta Harrigan
Sep 26, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-book
This is a cute book that asks children to think about/state things that are hard, soft, etc. I read the book with my students and they enjoyed pointing out various items in the classroom that answered the descriptor questions. Also the book had a good ending.
Illustrations and rhyming text provide examples of what is soft and hard, warm and cold, wet and dry, long and short, and light and dark and describe how a puppy is all these things at once.
Oct 19, 2010 rated it really liked it
Good for an interactive storytime.
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