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Eight Ate: Feast of Homonym Riddles [Paperback]

Marvin Terban , Giulio Maestro

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  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Co International Inc. (26 July 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0899190863
  • ISBN-13: 978-0899190860
  • Product Dimensions: 22.8 x 17.2 x 0.5 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,228,700 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A collection of original riddles, each using a homonym as the answer : bizarre-bazaar, knight-night, and similar pairs of words.

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Amazon.com: 4.5 out of 5 stars  15 reviews
40 of 40 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Homonym Helper 5 May 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Eight Ate, created by Marvin Terban, was created as a teaching game, in one of his English classes. This book is useful for learning the difference between words that sound the same, but are spelled differently. The jokes and riddles are described by pictures to give clues to the answers. This book is a great way for kids to understand the different meanings behind words that sound the same. As someone who confuses they're and there, I found this book fun and helpful, and I'm in college! This would also help teachers in the Language Arts field. By creating fun use for words, Terban brings forth knowledge needed to understand the English Language.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Addition to the Library of the Young Reader 5 Oct 2002
By John P. Rooney - Published on Amazon.com
"Eight Ate" by Marvin Terban. Illustrated by Giulio Maestro. Sub-titled, "A Feast of Homonym Riddles". Clarion Books, 1982.
This book plays on the wealth of homonyms (words which sound alike but mean different things) in the English language. First, a question, (i.e. a riddle) is asked, and then the answer, dependent upon a homonym, is given. For example, on the back cover, the riddle is: "What do you call a smelly chicken?"
Answer, playing on the homonyms: "A foul fowl!"
The entire book is filled with this type of word play: the riddle, with the answer in homonyms nicely illustrated by Giulio Maestro. All of the clever use of words makes for funny reading aloud. The illustrations keep the attention of the children who are too young read, even though they may not fully understand the joke embedded in the homonyms. This book is a worthwhile addition to the library of the young reader.
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Daily Riddles 30 Aug 2005
By Mary Lynn Arterberry - Published on Amazon.com
I use this with fourth graders. I put a riddle on the board everyday. They love it! If I forget, they remind me. This is a great way to increase vocabulary.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's funny 26 Aug 2007
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
It's a funny book, that does cheer people up if they're sad. I learned about homonyms
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars No Color 16 July 2013
By Teach4Life - Published on Amazon.com
First grade teacher here. Though the cover is in color, the content is all black & white. The paper is cheap and the illustrations are uninteresting. I bought this to use as a readaloud. but after looking through it realized it wouldn't work. Please update product description.
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