Twenty rhyming riddles, each with pictorial clue and followed by Mother Goose’s invitation, ‘What’s the answer? Let me see … /Have a think. Now, what can it be …?’ set the scene for the traditional nursery rhyme to be discovered by turning the page. Suitably witty headline titles such as Soggy Boggy Bag, Splash Crash and Yolk Bloke introduce the riddles and add to the fun.
Clearly listeners and readers will need to know the traditional rhymes for the game to work. Mounter’s illustrations provide both clues and the touch of droll sophistication required for the knowing audience, some of whom may well be inspired to try writing their own nursery rhyme riddles.