Children's LiteraturePut dinosaurs together with silly jokes, riddles and knock-knocks and you have a sure-fire hit. Each joke is framed in crayon-colored squares, rectangles, ovals, and assorted odd shapes and divided into categories. There are the what jokes (What did the dinosaur call her shirt-making business? Try Sarah's Tops); the what do you get variety (...if you cross a pig with a dinosaur? Jurassic Pork); the how kind (How did the dinosaur feel after she ate the pillow? A little down in the mouth.); and a mixed bag of why, when, knock-knocks, and miscellaneous groaners. Corny, not always original, knee slapping (at least for 3rd graders) and accessible, this book is great fodder for kids who cannot seem to get enough of this stuff. 2004, The Child's World Inc, Ages 7 to 10.
School Library JournalGr 3-4-These books include some traditional jokes along with a lot of cleverly thought-out new ones. Any dinosaur lover will get a kick out of the play on words in the first title: "What did the dinosaur call her shirt-making business? Try Sarah's Tops." In Knock-Knock, the material is arranged alphabetically, with four or more jokes for each letter. "Knock, Knock. Who's there? Quack. Quack who? Quack another bad joke and I'm leaving!" But Tongue Twisters should be read out loud. Selections include "A big black bug bit a big black bear, made the big black bear bleed blood" and "Does double bubble gum double bubble?" With some practice, children can impress their friends with their tongue-twisting skills. All three books have colorful cartoons that clarify the jokes. These titles are not only funny, but they also reinforce language skills painlessly.-Cynde Suite, Bartow County Library System, Adairsville, GA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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