I got a new book yesterday and it’s great.
I love reading, but this is no ordinary book.
It’s a book of riddles!
Do you know what a riddle is? A riddle is a type of puzzle, except the answer is cleverly hidden in a question or a statement. For example, what can you catch but not throw? The answer is a cold! When you hear the answer it seems like it was easy but it can be a tricky test.
Riddles have been around for hundreds and hundreds of years and have been found around the world.
I know! Why don’t I give you some riddles to see how you do?
I’ll start off with a straightforward one. What comes down but never goes up? Think really hard, Chipsters, I know you can do this. Have you got it yet? That’s right, the answer is rain. Well done!
Let’s try a slightly more difficult one. What has hands but can not clap? Have you got an answer? If you said clock that’s the right answer.
Let’s try one more, but this one is going to be quite difficult. It’s going to be a big test for you. Here goes...
Mary’s father has five daughters – Nana, Nene, Nini, Nono. What is the fifth daughters name?
Did you say Nunu? If so, that’s the wrong answer. The answer is Mary.
See? I did say it was going to be a tough one!
My book is full of riddles like this.
Phew, all this trickery is making my brain is tired. Here, why not colour in this picture to help you unwind? Send it in so I can see it too!
Chip, chip for now!