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The curious guide to things that aren't / by John D. Fixx and James F. Fixx ; illustrated by Abby Carter.

By: Fixx, John D.
Contributor(s): Fixx, James F [author.] | Carter, Abby [illustrator.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Lake Forest, CA : Walter Foster Jr., [2016]Description: 110 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 24 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781633221765.Other title: Curious guide to things that are not.Subject(s): Abstraction -- Juvenile literature | Alphabet books -- Juvenile literature | Curiosities and wonders -- Juvenile literature | Concepts in children | Riddles, Juvenile | RiddlesGenre/Form: Juvenile works. | Children's nonfiction. Summary: This guide to things one can't always touch, see or hear (such as air, memory, and zero) features thoughtful riddles that help one discover and learn more about each answer. Introduces the concepts of abstraction and intangibility. Collects riddles for every letter of the alphabet about things that can't always be touched, seen, or heard, with answer pages that provide informative thoughts on the subject.
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Childrens Non-Fiction Davis (Central) Library
Children's Non-fiction
Children's Non-fiction 793.735 FIX Available T00805564
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The Curious Guide to Things That Aren't features 26 thoughtful riddles, one for each letter of the alphabet, with clues to solve about intangible items such as air, breath, and jokes.

This guide to things one can't always touch, see or hear (such as air, memory, and zero) features thoughtful riddles that help one discover and learn more about each answer. Introduces the concepts of abstraction and intangibility. Collects riddles for every letter of the alphabet about things that can't always be touched, seen, or heard, with answer pages that provide informative thoughts on the subject.

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School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3-A playful take on alphabet and concept books, all packaged into one. Noteworthy entries include an itch, a kiss, a memory, the universe, and time. Black-and-white illustrations, punctuated with bright orange accents, provide the perfect backdrop to the miniexploration of the often intangible topics. Children will revel in trying to decipher the clues that precede each item. In fact, they will pick up the work again and again to test their guessing and memorization abilities. Once the subject is revealed, the well-thought-out definitions cover what one would find in the dictionary and then some, including, for example, the word's use in a figurative phrase. VERDICT Bound to keep young readers questioning the world around them and even giggling about it. No guessing needed-this one is a keeper from A to Z!-Colleen S. Banick, Westport Public Schools, CT © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.