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Folktale and nursery rhyme title teasers – answers

Here are the solutions to this week’s Title Teasers twitter contest. It’s been lots of fun! Feel free to submit your own — we’re always up for good Storyland humor.


Name the titles from Mother Goose rhymes or fairy tales. An alliterative clue is given for each.

1. forgetful felines: Three Little Kittens

2. bath basin buddies: Three Men in a Tub

3. shattered shell: Humpty Dumpty

4. cleared cupboard: Old Mother Hubbard

5. truncated tails: Three Blind Mice

6. bedding bump: The Princess and the Pea

7. pail partners: Jack and Jill

8. crowned “crier”: Old King Cole

9. lengthy locks: Rapunzel

10. clock climbers: Hickory, Dickory Dock

11. sparkling spinning: Rumpelstiltskin

12. bean bonanza: Jack and the Beanstalk

13. contrary cultivator: Mary, Mary Quite Contrary

14. tricked troll: Three Billy Goats Gruff

15. candied cottage: Hansel and Gretel

16. basket bearer: Little Red Riding Hood

17. coltish cosset: Mary Had a Little Lamb

18. plum plucker: Little Jack Horner

19. puckering prince: Snow White

20. puffing predator: Three Little Pigs

21. woolly wanderers: Little Bo Peep

22. obliterated overpass: London Bridge

23. can’t catch: The Gingerbread Man

24. sheer shoe: Cinderella

25. bears burglarized: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

26. arachnid assault: Little Miss Muffet

About Mary Jessie Parker

Mary Jessie Parker is a language lover, a chocolate chomper, an elementary educator (retired), and a semi-successful scribbler of winning words. She lives in Illinois with her handsome husband.

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