The DBP

If I tell you the ornithorhyncus
Is the famous egg-laying platypus
You'll not for a moment be thunder struck
As it's the platypus billed as a duck

Diddle-De-De

It's part riddle, and part poem. Can you unravel the DBP's true identity? No Googling allowed!

Category

Animal Antics

Style

Short puzzling poem

Length

4 lines

Key Stage

KS1, KS2, KS3

Author

Patrick Winstanley

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Riddles are brain teasers in which you have solve a series of clues to find the identity of a person or thing. When written in verse form, they can become even more perplexing.

If you enjoy this form of mental torture, you'll find a couple more poem riddles in the section of rhyming riddles and ridiculous rhymes. Have You Met... is a fiendishly difficult What am I? poem-riddle, whereas One Liner is a simple riddle introducing a popular form of poetry.

Shape Poem Riddles

If your an inveterate riddler, you'll also want to explore the shape poem riddles, which includes The Man In the Hat and An Untitled Shape Poem Riddle (I couldn't think of a title which didn't give the game away)

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