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In addition to the jokes, cartoonist and artist Paul Brewer provides insights into what makes a joke funny, why we love to laugh and make others laugh, how to be more successful in doing that, and lots of great tips on how to remember jokes, how to tell them, and even how to invent your own. Each chapter ends with a half-joke, so that readers can test their growing skills by making up a punch line to fit the situation in the set-up of the joke. There?s no right answer, so kids can challenge themselves and each other to write the funniest joke.

All of the classic joke formats are included, along with the author's suggestions for mastering each type. Sections are accompanied by full-page cartoons, and spot art throughout the book punctuates the jokes with visual humor. The 17 ½ tips at the end of the book offer lots of help to the reader in developing confidence and a personal style of telling jokes, as well as nuts-and-bolts guidelines for writing funny jokes. The last ?1/2 tip? is an illustration for which the reader can write a punch line.

Synopsis:

Children love to be funny and to swap cool jokes. All of the classic joke formats — jump jokes, knock-knocks, riddles, visual puns, and many more — are included and grouped by themes that reflect childrens's interests and lives including technology, monsters, aliens, families, school, and silly book, movie, and song titles. Each chapter ends with a “half-joke,” so that readers can test their growing skills by making up a punch line. Full-page drawings by Paul Brewer accompany each section, and spot art throughout the book punctuates the jokes with visual humor. The 17 ½ tips at the end of the book help the reader to develop confidence and a personal style of telling jokes. Also included are guidelines for writing funny jokes. Some of the authors favorite lines submitted by readers will be posted on youmustbejoking.net. This collection of over 200 jokes and silly art will appeal to the class clown and stand-up performer in every child.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812626612
Foreword:
Krull, Kathleen
Publisher:
Cricket Books
Foreword by:
Krull, Kathleen
Foreword:
Krull, Kathleen
Author:
Brewer, Paul
Author:
Krull, Kathleen
Location:
Chicago
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Riddles
Subject:
Wit and humor, juvenile
Subject:
Jokes & riddles
Subject:
Jokes
Subject:
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Humor/Jokes & Riddles
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Robert
Series Volume:
bk. 2
Publication Date:
20031031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Elementary and junior high
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW illustrations
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 10 lb
Age Level:
08-12

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Children love to be funny and to swap cool jokes. All of the classic joke formats — jump jokes, knock-knocks, riddles, visual puns, and many more — are included and grouped by themes that reflect childrens's interests and lives including technology, monsters, aliens, families, school, and silly book, movie, and song titles. Each chapter ends with a “half-joke,” so that readers can test their growing skills by making up a punch line. Full-page drawings by Paul Brewer accompany each section, and spot art throughout the book punctuates the jokes with visual humor. The 17 ½ tips at the end of the book help the reader to develop confidence and a personal style of telling jokes. Also included are guidelines for writing funny jokes. Some of the authors favorite lines submitted by readers will be posted on youmustbejoking.net. This collection of over 200 jokes and silly art will appeal to the class clown and stand-up performer in every child.
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