Guess Again!

Lillian Morrison (author), Christy Hale (illustrator)

Publisher: August House ISBN: 9780874837308

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Description

This lyrical picture book of 20 clever riddles challenges young readers to use their imagination to solve the word and picture puzzles.

Reading Level
Lexile
425L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
L
ATOS
3.0
DRA
24
Categories
Genre
Humor Poetry
Interest Age
Ages 3-5 Ages 6-8
Grade
Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade
Subject
Language Arts Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Fiction
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