Today I’m going to share a few riddles from It’s Not My Mountain Anymore written by Barbara Taylor Woodall:
- What’s round as a saucer, deep as a cup, the Mississippi River can’t fill up?
- What has a head, but cannot think?
- What is round as a ball, sharp as an awl, lives in the summer dies in the fall?
- Once it was green and growing, now it is dead and singing?
- What goes to the water but cannot drink?
- What has four stiff standers, four down hangers, two lookers, two crookers, and one switchabout?
I had heard the first 3 and the next to the last riddle before reading Barbara’s book. But who knows if I would have ever remembered them again if she hadn’t nudged my memory.
When I read the riddles in Barbara’s book, I immediately thought of how we used to ask each other riddles when I was a kid. Do kids still ask each other riddles? -I hope so. And I hope if you have a riddle from by gone days you’ll leave a comment and share it with me-oh and of course answer the riddles above if you can!
p.s. If you can’t wait to read the book yourself-click on any of the links above (title of book in orange or Barbara’s name in orange) to jump over and buy your own copy!