"What wakes you up at the beginning of the day?" If you don't know the answer, maybe the following hint will help: "It's bright, round and yellow." You guessed it, the sun! And in Judith Hoffman Corwin's unique picture book, the sun is depicted — in the style of a patchwork quilt — as a red-cheeked face surrounded by a crown of orange and gold, and sporting a pair of smiling eyes as sky blue as the background of the page. Every one of the questions and answers in the book is rendered in a similar patchwork-quilt illustration, stitched with the greatest of detail and offering a whimsical and clever composition of otherwise familiar objects: the center of a flower is a yellow button; the hose on a fire truck is a white shoelace; a teddy bear's fur comes from the remnants of an old gray sweater. My First Riddles is bursting with color, and its "stitched-together" illustrations evoke a playful world that welcomes reader and listener alike to try and touch the texture of each quilt design even as they try to solve each riddle. And even after you know the answer to the riddle, you'll want to study each picture to see just how Corwin sews pieces of cloth together with buttons and string to get her tremendous results.