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Children’s Rebus: Who Ate the Cactus?

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What is a rebus? According to Meriam-Webster Dictionary:

Definition of rebus

“a representation of words or syllables by pictures of objects or by symbols whose names resemble the intended words or syllables in sound; also a riddle made up of such pictures or symbols.”

Highlights for Children is a children’s magazine which includes a rebus in nearly every issue.


by Dawn Pisturino

       πŸ‘¦πŸΎ and πŸ‘§ are visiting a 🌡 garden in Arizona.  The 🌡🌡 bloom 🌹🌹, πŸ’, and 🌺 in the spring.

       The πŸ’ are pretty.  But something is wrong.  The 🌡🌡 are full of holes.  πŸ‘¦πŸΎ sees big 🦷🦷 marks along the sides.

       β€œWho ate the 🌡 ?” πŸ‘¦πŸΎ asks.

       β€œA big red 🐦,” πŸ‘§ says.

       β€œNah, 🐦🐦 don’t have 🦷🦷.”

       β€œA slinky green 🦎,” πŸ‘§ says.

       β€œNope, 🦎🦎 are too small.”

       β€œHow about a 🦈?” πŸ‘§ says, laughing.

       Suddenly, two long gray ears pop up from the center of the 🌡 patch.  A huge🐰 leaps out and runs away.

       β€œWait!  There goes your answer!” πŸ‘§ chuckles.

       πŸ‘¦πŸΎ agrees.

Dawn Pisturino

October 17, 2012; April 5, 2022

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