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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2007

    Pie-in-the-face-GOOD

    The book I read was Dogs Don¿t tell jokes by: Louis Sachar Gary W, Boone (who calls himself ``Goon'') is the self-regarding clown of his seventh-grade class. He never stops joking, despite the fact that nobody laughs much, and he has no real friends at school. Entering a talent contest as a stand-up comedian forces him to look more closely at the effect his humor has on others and on himself. Sachar balances the fun with moments of insight and feeling. Gary, who appeared is a fifth grader this is not very funny as the book begins. As he begins to notice how his family and classmates react to his jokes, he gets even funnier then he was before. He also stops the ¿stupid¿ humor that has made him unpopular . His hilarious performance at the talent show is a great climax, full of weird and odd surprises. I think the author has a unique writing style because of his humor in the book and it¿s a great idea of making a book about jokes then you can put your favorite jokes in the book and say that ¿Goon¿ made them up himself. It¿s also cool when Sachar made Ryan and Paul jump out and give him a pie-in-the-face and spray him with seltzer. Dogs Don't Tell Jokes is a great choice for most all readers who like books that don¿t foreshadow the things that happen next. Overall this was a fantastic book and I highly recommend it for all readers I also learnd some good jokes.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 1999

    This book was pretty good

    I thought that this book was pretty good, it was really good at first, and then it was just kind of one of those books where you know what was going to happen already.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2008

    Dogs do tell jokes

    Gary W. Boone otherwise known as Goon. Is a stand-up comic in training He cracks jokes fools around, his whole life is basically all jokes. But when the talent show comes he is in a pickle his parents will pay gary 100 bucks if he doesn't tell any jokes til the talent show. Will the goon loose his act or countinmuing to ' do the jokes '

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2007

    This book is really good

    This books shows what kids can find in their life. The main character was able to make changes in life between 5th grade and 7th grade. Also, I really enjoyed this book because the book has a lot of funny jokes. I was laughing my head of. I kept reading the jokes to my mom and dad. They finally begged me to stop!! It was a good plot. This book takes place two years after the characters were first introduced in Someday Angeline, which I also really enjoyed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2007

    Its Funny

    They jokes are funny and the way this is like Louis Sachar's someday Angeline But you should read his books

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2003

    Dogs Don't Tell Jokes

    Gary Boone, a student at Floyd Hicks Junior High School, entered a school talent show and won first place by telling jokes. Everyone thought that Gary was a goon, and that the jokes he told were NOT funny. However, he won the popular vote from the audience after his performance at the talent show, and consequently, the $100 first prize. Still, people thought Gary was a goon. Note that the jokes in this book are not funny, so don't buy this book purely for the jokes in it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2002

    Laugh out loud funny!!!

    Book Review Dogs Don¿t Tell Jokes © 1991 Hardback cover $18.00 Published by Alfred A. Knopf Cover illustration by Jim Warren-- With his witty sense of humor, Louis Sachar is able to write a hilariously funny story, Dogs Don¿t Tell Jokes. Gary Boone, nicknamed Goone at his school, tries to follow his outrageous dream of being a stand-up comedian. Although Gary has terrible jokes, he get a chance to tell them when the student council plans a talent show! Gary signs up immediately. Now he has three weeks to come up with the best jokes of his life. His parents aren¿t very found of his comedic ¿genius¿. In fact they¿re are so aggravated with his jokes they make a deal with him. If Gary doesn¿t tell a single joke until his act at the show, they¿ll pay him a hundred dollars! Gary doesn¿t tell any jokes until he¿s sure that he¿ll burst. But he pushes himself to keep his big, babbling mouth shut. This would be a good book for anyone from fourth to sixth grade to read. Even if you¿re rolling on the ground laughing while reading Dogs Don¿t Tell Jokes it still teaches kids to persevere and never give up on your dream...no matter how corny it may be.

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