Saturday, April 11, 2009

Saturday Word Play- Multiplying Like Rabbits



In today's Saturday Word Play, we look at some famous literary rabbits. I'll give you two clues: a word clue and a number. The number is the product of the number of letters in the author's name and the number of letters in the title. Can you tell me the author and book?

As always, feel free to do all ten at home, but please answer only one in the comments section. That way nine more people will be able to play along.

The Authors
- James and Deborah Howe (do not count the letters in "and")
- Beatrix Potter
- A.A. Milne
- John Updike
- Margery Williams
- John Steinbeck
- Richard Adams
- Thorton Burgess
- Joel Chandler Harris (Compiler)
- Lewis Carroll

The Titles
- Of Mice and Men
- Uncle Remus
- Bunnicula
- Rabbit, Run
- Uncle Remus
- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
- The Velventeen Rabbit
- Watership Down
- Winnie-the-Pooh
- The Tale of Peter Rabbit
- Old Mother West Wind

1. Br'er Rabbit (180)

2. Features a Rabbit that lives in the Hundred Acres Wood (91)

3. Okay, so this one isn't really about bunnies. "Rabbit" is the nickname of Harold C. Angstrom (90)

4 . The Skin Horse tells him how to become real (285)

5. Peter Cottontail (238)

6. Narrated by Harold the Dog (144)

7. Mr. McGregor's nemesis (260)

8. Looney Toons used the abominable snowman to parody a character from this book. Bugs got off luckier than those bunnies. (156)

9. Features a rabbit suffering from allegrophobia (336)

10. The rabbits in this book speak Lapine (156)

10 comments:

claire said...

#3 John Updike (10) x Rabbit, Run (9) = 90

Book Psmith said...

#6 - James/Deborah Howe(16) x Bunnicula(9) = 144

barefootheart said...

#2 A.A. Milne (7) x Winnie the Pooh (13) = 91

Kate said...

#7 - The Tale of Peter Rabbit (20) x Beatrix Potter (13) = 260

Wanda said...

#10 Richard Adams(12) x Watership Down(13)=156

raidergirl3 said...

9. Lewis Carroll (12)X Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (28) = Features a rabbit suffering from allegrophobia (336)

(figured it out once I looked up what allegrophobia meant!)

Jo-Ann said...

#4 Margery Williams (15) X The velveteen rabbit (19) = 285

Barbara Bruederlin said...

# 8 is John Steinbeck (13) x Of Mice and Men (12) = 156

gypsysmom said...

#5 is ThorNton Burgess (which should be 15 but in your spelling is 14)x Old Mother West Wind (17) = 238 (but should be 255).

I loved these books as a kid.

John Mutford said...

Good job everyone. And Gypsysmom, consider my weekly typos and mistakes an additional part of the challenge.

I always confused Peter Cottontail with Peter Rabbit.