cover image What on Earth Can It Be?

What on Earth Can It Be?

Roger McGough. Little Simon, $10.95 (24pp) ISBN 978-0-689-85351-7

In What on Earth Can It Be? by Roger McGough, illus. by Lydia Monks, a series of nonsensical questions introduce an assortment of die-cut pages that offer a glimpse of what's coming. ""What on earth can it be?/ A piece of starry pie?/ A wizard's hat?/ A circus ringmaster's megaphone?"" appear opposite a star-spangled pattern that shows through a triangle cut from a saturated yellow spread. A turn of the page reveals the (equally nonsensical) answer, in rhyme.