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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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Julie
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
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Susan
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.
Paula
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.
Emma
Oct 19, 2010 rated it really liked it
Good for an interactive storytime.
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