Welcome to Guess What books, a picture book series that combines fun, learning, and illustrations done by kids around the world.
Written by Nancy O'Neill,Guess What books are designed for children ages three and older. Each book in the series includes simple, yet clever, four-line rhyming clues that describe people, places, and things around a specific theme. Little known facts, and many familiar ones, lead children on a fun guessing game and learning experience. As the child turns the page, a colorful illustration reveals the object described which lets them know if they guessed correctly.
Every Guess What book features illustrations done by kids around the world. Once Nancy completes a manuscript, she opens up an art contest for kids ages 5-17 and then has the difficult task of selecting just thirteen illustrations needed for each book. Submission guidelines and contest information can be found on the Contest page. It is a great opportunity for kids who like to be creative.
Learning can be fun. Rhyming stories are an easy way to teach young children the importance of good listening skills, learning strategies, memorization, word recognition, sounds, and how patterns and rhythm work together.
Art is an important part of education and life. It teaches children how to freely express themselves, allows them to use their imagination and be creative, and it also helps them develop skills for life. Art has the ability to build self-esteem and almost all kids today need a little boost of that.