This fun, colorful 112-page book of mind-building riddles introduces young minds to critical thinking and organized analysis. To solve the riddles, students practice: • Identifying Similarities and Differences • Forming/Following Sequences and Patterns • Classifying Objects and Groups • Identifying/Interpreting Analogies • LogicThe riddles also teach the following concepts found in most state and national standards:Math—counting, shape and number recognition, recognizing and completing patterns, spatial position, more/less/equal, ordinal numbers (first, third, etc.), part/whole measurementReading Readiness—letter recognition, rhyming words, letter-sound association, letter sequence, sight words, directionalityScience—animal attributes, weather/seasons, senses, body parts, plants/plant growth, force/motionSocial Studies—family, community helpers, health and safety, identifying locationsEach riddle requires identification of two or more clues to deduce the answer. Students either point to a picture or verbalize the answer. Activities may be enhanced by teaching additional information about the animals, objects, shapes, letters, and numbers used in the riddles. This book includes answers and a chart of the skills developed in each activity.