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Walking the Bridge of Your Nose: Wordplay Poems Rhymes

by Michael Rosen

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This is a book I would have worn out when I was a child. ?It's a selection of some of the very best riddles, tongue-twisters, homonym puns, and other fun bits for fans of words. ?áMany of them I've never seen before. ?áFor example, instead of the classic the group of animals to which trout and tuna belong is spelled ghoti" it claims that the white fleshed root vegetable often served mashed or baked is spelled "gheaughteighptough." ?áAnd of course the way to spell what one does when forming words on paper with a pencil is spelled neither right nor wrong.... Then there's:

A famous painter
Met his death
Because he couldn't?á
Draw his breath.

Unfortunately the answers to the riddles are given in the illustrations, spoiling the fun of those. ?áIf you do buy this to give to your favorite child, I suggest you cover the pictures with post-it notes before handing it over. ?á


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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0753451867, Paperback)

'Night, night, Knight,' said one Knight to the other Knight the other night. 'Night, night, Knight.' An exuberant anthology of wordplay -- poetry, rhymes, riddles, tongue twisters, limericks, and other verbal tomfoolery. Michael Rosen's love and enthusiasm for language is infectious in this delightful, witty collection that's fun to read and even more fun to recite. From sections of Silly Patter to Nursery Crimes (familiar rhymes with a twist), Rosen knows well the humor that appeals to his young readers. Vibrant illustrations add a touch of visual wit as well.

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A collection of limericks and other humorous poems, arranged in such categories as "Mouth Manglers," "Silly Patter," and "Tombstone Tomfoolery."

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