Wednesday, September 26, 2012

We Love Riddles

In the past month or so we have been playing with riddles. Lots and lots of them. We have found some great riddle books, shared riddles with friends, and talked and wondered and tried to figure out many, many riddles. I have enjoyed playing with riddles because I get a different look at things in our world and the various meanings words can have. In our case, riddles also lead to some very interesting conversations.

Below are our favorite riddle books from the library::

Riddle Me This! by Hugh Lupton 1
Monica Beisner's Book of Riddles by.... Monica Beisner 2
Eight Ate - A Feast of Homonym Riddles by Marvin Terban 3

Here are some great ones (numbers indicate which book the riddles are from)...

What sits in a corner and travels around the world? 1
What is it: Has a mouth and does not speak, Has a bed and does not sleep? 2
What is it? It stands on one leg with its heart in its head. 2
What coins can detect odors? 3

The answers are below, so don't scroll down if you want to figure them out on your own first :)

And the answer to the last riddle:  Cents sense scents.

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