cover image Riddledy Piggledy

Riddledy Piggledy

Tony Mitton. David Fickling Books, $16.95 (48pp) ISBN 978-0-385-75024-0

The clever collection Riddledy Piggledy: A Book of Rhymes and Riddles by Tony Mitton, illus. by Paddy Mounter, poses poetic riddles that have Mother Goose rhymes as answers. ""Chop, Chop, Chop"" describes ""Three tiny pairs of dark glasses/ (dropped)./ Three little gray tails/ (cropped)."" The answer (here, ""Three Blind Mice"") appears on the next page as the rhyme in full. Mounter's cheerful cartoons offer clues as well. .