Monday, March 30, 2009

April Fools' Day

Do you look forward to April Fools' Day? Or do you fake a fever and call in sick? I have NEVER been a fan of practical jokes, but I do enjoy a good riddle. Here are some books that we have to offer:

About the dreaded day:
Arthur's April Fool by Marc Brown
April Fool! by Karen Gray Ruelle
The School Skeleton by Ron Roy

Jokes and Riddles:

Beastly Riddles : Fishy, Flighty, and Buggy, too by Joseph Low
Count Draculations! : Monster Riddles compiled by Charles Keller
Fiddle with a Riddle : Write Your Own Riddles by Joanne E. Bernstein
High on a Hill : a Book of Chinese Riddles selected and illustrated by Ed Young.
Jokelopedia compiled by Ilana Weitzman
Keep 'em Laughing : Jokes to Amuse and Annoy Your Friends by Louis Phillips
Kindle Me a Riddle : a Pioneer Story by Roberta Karim
Lightning Inside You : and Other Native American Riddles by edited by John Bierhorst
The Moon & Riddles Diner and the Sunnyside Cafe byNancy Willard
My First Riddles / pictures by Judith Hoffman Corwin
Remember Betsy Floss : and Other Colonial American Riddles by David A. Adler
Riddle Road : Puzzles in Poems and Pictures by Elizabeth Spires
Too Hot to Hoot : Funny Palindrome Riddles by Marvin Terban
Unriddling : All Sorts of Riddles to Puzzle Your Guessery collected from American folklore by Alvin Schwartz

Need more? Just search the Public Access Catalog using "riddles," "jokes," or "Wit and Humor."