Laugh-A-Long Readers: Gags and Giggles from A to Z
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Laugh-A-Long Readers: Gags and Giggles from A to Z

by Diane Namm, Wayne Becker
     
 
A is for amusing, C is for comical, E is for entertaining, and S is for side-splittingly hilarious! Kids will have a great time with these punny, funny word and spelling jokes. In fact, they’ll enjoy them so much, they’ll forget that they’re actually skill-building too. What has four eyes, but cannot see? Mississippi

Overview

A is for amusing, C is for comical, E is for entertaining, and S is for side-splittingly hilarious! Kids will have a great time with these punny, funny word and spelling jokes. In fact, they’ll enjoy them so much, they’ll forget that they’re actually skill-building too. What has four eyes, but cannot see? Mississippi. What seven letters did the girl say to her closet? OICURMT. (Say that out loud, pronouncing every letter sound—and the image of the empty closet reinforces the answer.) There’s a giggle on every page.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Humor has its place and sometimes it is visual, physical, or, as with this series of "Laugh-a-Long Readers," mostly a play on words. In this title, there does not seem to be any logic or truly helpful clues to arrive at the answers of the riddles/jokes posed. Having just crossed the swollen Mississippi River, you would think that I would have been more prepared for that old joke—"What has four eyes and cannot see?" Why, the Mississippi. Since many of the jokes require good language skills (homonyms, synonyms, and the like), the books in this series offer an opportunity to strengthen them. This particular title relies more on thinking skills and recognizing letters of the alphabet. It took me about two pages before I caught on, so I was ready with the answer to "What appears once in a second, twice in a week and once in a year? Answer—"The letter e." These word skills are useful and the approach makes learning fun. Teachers could make use of the books by posting a joke of the day on the chalkboard. However, in some cases the illustrations are the most amusing part of the joke. For those who are observant, the jokes are printed in a regular font while the answers appear in italic font. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402750007
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
03/04/2008
Series:
Laugh-A-Long Readers Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
300L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 6 Years

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