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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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Homonym Helper 5 May 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
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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Good Addition to the Library of the Young Reader 5 Oct 2002
By John P. Rooney - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
"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
Awesome Daily Riddles 30 Aug 2005
By Mary Lynn Arterberry - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
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
It's funny 26 Aug 2007
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
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
Laugh out loud funny for the whole family!!! 7 Oct 2013
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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Normally I don't write reviews. After searching for a book for my son, I stumbled upon this one. He pulls this out every few days and takes a read as if it is new information. I just love the way this book makes him want to learn and know more about words. He has thus graduated to similes and metaphors and he is just 6!!! This book is in black and white, which for us adds to the mystery of determining what the pictures are saying. The ease of simple sentences is another plus. We carry this with us to extended family and enjoy the riddle-like questions. This turned into a full fledged game against groups of family members at once! I'm glad to say I wasn't the only one dusting the cobwebs off my brain while racing against younger opponents. What a surprise! Most delightful and impressive!! Would like to see more with the same structure. Also, a note that having the answers at the bottom of each page sure makes a little fellow feel very in charge of his knowledge. Well done!!! So grateful for such a quality book. I am about to order other texts by the author. Don't change a thing!
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