Tuesday, January 26, 2016

PICK-A-RIDDLE Illustrations by Quentin Blake

PICK-A-RIDDLE (an abridged edition of RIDDLES, RIDDLES, EVERYWHERE) written by Ennis Rees, and illustrated by the British illustrator Quentin Blake, was bought in a second-hand store in Maine. It's a well-loved collection of silly/punny rhyming riddles with some amazing drawings. It's copyright 1964 by the Scholastic Book Services.

While I liked the riddles, it's Quentin Blake's illustrations that made me want this book. Each gives you a clue to the solution of the riddle and they are all drawn so freely, so casually -- and so well. You can see why Blake, at the age of 83 as of this writing, is still working.

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