Today’s Highlight at the Internationale Jugendbibliothek: riddles can still be fun!
Descubrimiento del día en la IYL: las adivinanzas todavía pueden ser divertidas
Major, Henriette (text)
Béha, Philippe (illus.)
Les devinettes d’Henriette (Henriette’s riddles)
Montréal (Québec) : Hurtubise HMH, 2004. –  p.
Riddle – Human being – Nature – Imagination
Following their first collaboration »J’aime les poèmes« (I love poems), author and illustrator have again teamed up – this time, to create an illustrated collection of riddles. Plenty of imaginative and poetic power is inherent in these riddles, the chapter headings of which already hint at the witty use of language: »Guessyou«, »Guessnature«, and »Guessall«. The illustrations perfectly translate the freedom to play with words into a freedom of graphic design, illustration techniques, and colourful bright paints. In addition, they provide hints to the hidden answers. Each page is different from the next so that the readers are never in danger of getting bored while turning and flipping the pages as they search for the right solution. (4+)
(White Ravens Catalogue 2005)