HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW
Book: What Can It Be?: Riddles About the Seasons
Author: Jacqueline A. Ball
Publisher: Silver Burdett Press, 1989
Language level: 1
(1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some cursing or profanity; 4=a lot of cursing or profanity; 5=obscenity and/or vulgarity)
Reading level: Ages 6 and up
Rating: 4 stars (GOOD)
Reviewed by Wayne S. Walker
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Ball, Jacqueline A. What Can It Be?: Riddles About the Seasons (published in 1989 by Silver Burdett Press). This is one of the “What Can It Be?” set of concept books which combine the engaging and appealing riddle format with the wonders of science and nature. Lively riddles in poetry form, perfect for reading aloud, make the guessing fun. Riddles About the Seasons is a collection of rhyming riddles about the characteristics of the four seasons. Other books in the series include Riddles About Baby Animals which concentrates on the names of animal offspring; Riddles About Bodies in which there is an illustration of the stomach that shows the small and large intestines as well; and Riddles About the Senses with an assortment of foods and objects that appeal to the different senses. In all of the books, the full-color photographs are bright and clear. When our younger son Jeremy was learning to read, he really enjoyed books like this which used riddles to introduce ideas.