The Riddle Book, Jan Moncrieff, Illustrated by Nicki HoltWynstones Press
Lighter than the sun and wiser
Higher than the heavens
Known to be unknown
Felt but unfeelable
All in All
A dictionary definition for “riddle” is “A question, puzzle, or verse phrased so that ingenuity is required for the answer or meaning.”
Riddles are fun. We enjoy them because we ourselves are a riddle. Life, the great mystery, cannot be understood, as science would have us believe, by looking into the component parts—although it can sharpen the aspects under scrutiny. No, the secret is to see the part, yet feel the “whole” at the same time; then a kind of magic takes over in our perception and that “Ah ha” experience happens. Don't we all love that?
These riddles are intended for group fun and all ages. This is a beautifully produced book of a hundred riddles, printed in blue with gold touches in the illustrations by Nicki Holt.The Riddle Book makes a perfect gift.