Animal Zone: Jokes, Riddles, Tongue Twisters and Daffynitions

Animal Zone: Jokes, Riddles, Tongue Twisters and Daffynitions

by Gary Chmielewski, Jim Caputo
     
 

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Children's Literature
If you like corny jokes, puns, riddles, tongue twisters, and silly definitions, then this collection is just right for you. All of the humor involves animals and it is separated into sections such as At Home, At the Zoo, Underwater, On the Farm, and so forth. Here are a few examples of definitions �Camelot--A place where they sell used camels; Sandbank--A place where fish keep their money.� What is required of course is to know what Camelot really was and what a sandbar is. Riddles include �What marine animal goes well with peanut butter in your sandwich? A jellyfish!� and �Why was the chicken farmer at the basketball game? He was looking for fowls.� Once again a reader has to be smart enough to know what a marine animal is and that a jellyfish is indeed one of them and that foul and fowl are homonyms. As for tongue twisters how about the following: �Sheep shouldn�t sleep in a shack, Sheep should sleep in a shed� or �If a dog chews shoes, what shoes should he choose to chew?� All of these riddles and jokes require language skills and teachers might use them to good advantage by posting one a day in the classroom. Not only would kids be challenged to understand it, but they could also be asked to come up with their own joke or riddle. The closing page contains suggestions and also tells kids how to submit their own jokes for future books or to be posted on the publisher�s web site. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599531397
Publisher:
Norwood House Press
Publication date:
08/28/2007
Series:
Funny Zone Ser.
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.29(d)
Lexile:
370L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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