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What's What: A Guessing Game

by Mary Serfozo

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This book is all about adjectives- hard, soft, cold, wet, dry, etc. Great to use in a young classroom when just beginning to learn about adjectives. ( )
  rhigginbotham | Dec 2, 2014 |
This book asks questions like, "what's soft", what's hard", "what's warm", etc. to help young children understand the objects they see everyday. However, at the end of the book the reader sees that all the qualities of the objects (wet, cold, hard, dry, long, etc.) come together to describe a puppy. ( )
  SMLawrence | Oct 1, 2014 |
What's What? A Guessing Game is a conceptual picture book that poses a question, like "What is wet?," and then answers the questions on the back of the page. Other items are dry, short, soft, dark, etc. Children can guess what items will be on the next page, or give their own suggestions, and then see what the characters in the story say when they turn the page. This fun system of guessing or predicting what will happen, and then turning the page helps children to understand how books follow a sequential plot, and also helps them to understand that in books, things happen in a set order. These concepts will increase reading readiness. The watercolor illustrations of two adorable young African American children and their puppy are beautiful and illustrate the concepts as the book progresses. The illustrations are colorful but the color palate consists of warm and natural shades. The mood of the illustrations matches the text, as well. The context of the text and the illustrations give the book a warm, snuggly feeling that would make it the perfect bedtime story. This book would be good for a beginning reader, or for read-aloud with children who are too young to read. ( )
  pacifickle | Oct 14, 2006 |
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Although they usually ask the questions, young children will delight in giving the answers when they encounter What's What?: A Guessing Game. This picture-book story, written by Mary Serfozo and illustrated by Keiko Narahashi, poses a simple question accompanied by a spot illustration on each right-hand page and answers with a watercolor and a rhyme on the next page. In answer to "What's hard?" Serfozo offers, "A sidewalk is hard / as a rock or a wall. / So look out where you fall!" Some questions are easy even for preschoolers, while others will make kids think--or guess. (Ages 4 to 8)

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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.

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