I am delighted to start a new series, the Retro Storytime, here on the blog. It's a virtual story time, and everyone is invited. I'll be sharing my favorite vintage picture books from our book collection.
To get things started, I'd like to share a riddle book that has some really outstanding illustrations. The riddles can be a bit off at times, but I've picked out my favorites to share with you. And it's all about the pictures today!
You know it's going to be pretty silly when monkeys are pulling a lion's tail, and playing jump rope!
What do you take when it rains? Shelter.
Who couldn't love this thief?
What wig covers the head but is never worn? A wigwam.
Love that teepee!
What's the worst weather for rats and mice? When it's raining cats and dogs.
When is an elephant heavier than an elephant? When it's led.
Where would you find an elephant? It's not easy to lose one, it's so big.
What country are children happiest in? Lapland.
My fav-o-rite! Are you seeing his cowboy hat and cap gun? Too cute.
When is a thief lazy? When he takes it easy.
Hehehe. Even robbers need to take it easy sometimes.
What pies will you never find in a baker's oven? Magpies.
Why did the llama look over the fence? Because he couldn't look through it.
Love a lovely llama with a baseball cap and pennant!
There are lots more knee slappers inside this book, so if you want to get your own copy, here are the details for today's book:
Tell Me a Riddle
Edited by Dana Bruce
Illustrated by Frank Elkin
I hope you enjoyed the first installment of Retro Storytime!