You Must Be Joking!: Lots of Cool Jokes, Plus 17 1/2 Tips for Remembering, Telling, and Making Up Your Own Jokes

You Must Be Joking!: Lots of Cool Jokes, Plus 17 1/2 Tips for Remembering, Telling, and Making Up Your Own Jokes

by Paul Brewer
     
 

In addition to the jokes, cartoonist and artist Paul Brewer provides insights into what makes a joke funny, why we love to laugh and make others laugh, how to be more successful in doing that, and lots of great tips on how to remember jokes, how to tell them, and even how to invent your own. Each chapter ends with a half-joke, so that readers can test their

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In addition to the jokes, cartoonist and artist Paul Brewer provides insights into what makes a joke funny, why we love to laugh and make others laugh, how to be more successful in doing that, and lots of great tips on how to remember jokes, how to tell them, and even how to invent your own. Each chapter ends with a half-joke, so that readers can test their growing skills by making up a punch line to fit the situation in the set-up of the joke. There?s no right answer, so kids can challenge themselves and each other to write the funniest joke.

All of the classic joke formats are included, along with the author's suggestions for mastering each type. Sections are accompanied by full-page cartoons, and spot art throughout the book punctuates the jokes with visual humor. The 17 ½ tips at the end of the book offer lots of help to the reader in developing confidence and a personal style of telling jokes, as well as nuts-and-bolts guidelines for writing funny jokes. The last ?1/2 tip? is an illustration for which the reader can write a punch line.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
You Must Be Joking! by Paul Brewer boasts more than 200 jokes and riddles about aliens, monsters, computers, family and more. "What goes Hahahaaaaaaaah! Thump!? Answer: You, laughing your head off!" In addition, 17 tips for remembering, telling and making up your own jokes encourage kids to keep the giggles coming. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
Gr 3-6-In his introduction, Brewer explains the value of laughter, points out that wordplay helps to "fire up the brain," and informs readers that telling jokes will allow them to practice their verbal abilities. He also includes some great tips on how to remember, deliver, and create your own quips. This section is a teacher's delight, since it provides inventive ways to improve both writing and speaking skills. The 200 laugh-out-loud jokes invite children to become comedians. The entries are organized into short thematic chapters covering aliens, monsters, computers, food, etc. The cartoon sketches scattered throughout the text add to the humor. A gem among joke books.-Cynde Suite, Bartow County Library System, Adairsville, GA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812626612
Publisher:
Cricket Books
Publication date:
10/10/2003
Pages:
107
Sales rank:
1,189,029
Product dimensions:
5.86(w) x 8.22(h) x 0.61(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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