CM December 15, 
1995. Vol. II, Number 9

image Wacky Word Games.

Margie Golick. Illustrated by Jane Churchill.
Markham, ON: Pembroke Publishers Limited, 1995. 32pp, paperback, $4.95.
ISBN 1 55138 029 3.

Subject Headings:
Word games-Juvenile literature.
Puzzles-Juvenile literature.

Grades 3 - 4 / Ages 8 - 9.
Review by Lorraine Douglas.


The Nose Knows

When two or more words sound the same but have different meanings, they are called "homophones." Sniff out a homophone, or sound-alike word, for each of these words.


 This playful and engaging puzzle book features word games: rhyming, alliteration, scrambled words, and several other kinds. The presentation is lively and there are comic illustrations to help children solve the puzzles.

The book is intended for home use as it contains a number of puzzles in which letters are written in spaces. The whole family will enjoy the word games and several are quite challenging. An answer key is included.

This is a good value for parents interested in a family activity with their children. Teachers would also find some good examples of imaginative ways to present these concepts in a classroom.


Lorraine Douglas is Youth Services Coordinator for the Winnipeg Public Library.

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ISSN 1201-9364

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