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Tomfoolery

Trickery and Foolery With Words

Published by Harpercollins Childrens Books .
Written in English.

About the Book

Here is a book full of tricks to amuse, confuse, and bamboozle your family and friends. These are not tricks which involve hiding someone's lunch or nailing his sneakers to ther floor; these are word tricks which depend on verbal hocuc-pocus. Some involve questions which will make your friends feel slightly silly when they give you the "right" answer ("If frozen water is iced water, what is frozen ink?"). These are riddles with marvelous, ridiculous answers ("If you were walking in a field and there weren't any trees to climb and you didn't have a gun and you saw a bear heading for you, what would you do?") There's nonsense called "tall talk" ("Have you the audacity to doubt my veracity and insinuate that I prevaricate?"). And there are endless tales ("Pete and Repeat went for a boat ride..."), other tales with very tricky endings ("Do you have something to stop this coffin?"), and more.

No one know who created these tricks and traps or whre they originatee. they are taken from games and songs and folktales. They hve been passed down from person to person and from family to family. And they have been told around campfires and repeated on playgrounds. you can use them to have fun practically anywhere, anytime. (dustjacket)

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
128
Dimensions
9 x 5.8 x 0.5 inches
Weight
7.2 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL9247292M
Internet Archive
tomfoolery00alvi
ISBN 10
0064461548
ISBN 13
9780064461542
OCLC/WorldCat
32532001
Library Thing
376671
Goodreads
735656
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