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Crack Yourself Up

Crack Yourself Up
By Sandy Silverthorne

Any kid can be a comedian with a little help from award-winning author/illustrator Sandy Silverthorne’s Crack Yourself Up Jokes for Kids. Perfect for kids ages 6-12, this zany collection of one-liners (Did you hear about the missing barber? Police are combing the city.), knock-knock jokes (Knock, Knock. Who’s there? Pizza. Pizza who? Pizza nice guy, don’t you think?), riddles (What’s red and goes up and down? A tomato in an elevator.), puns, and funny lists represents some of the world’s best clean humor. Add in the author’s hilarious illustrations and cartoons, and kids will get hours of fun with the kind of laughs that make milk come out your nose–that is, if you’re drinking milk while you read!

A book packed full of dad and uncle jokes. While I was amused, some of these jokes went right over the kids’ heads. The only problem I ran into was some of the terms the kids might not have been familiar with. Then again, some will trick themselves into creative thinking in order to guess the punchline. These jokes are deserving of pun-ishment. And are sure to illicit lots of groans. I’d recommend using this book as an ice breaker or perhaps as a reference, using a joke a day in the child’s lunch for school…maybe with a sketch to help them understand the punchline. It’s at least a unique way to say “I love you” or “I’m thinking of you”. I received a complimentary copy from Revell Publishing Group. The honest opinions in this review are my own.

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This entry was posted on August 14, 2019 by in Books, humor, Reviews, Young Readers.
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