Funny Girl: Funniest. Stories. Ever.

Funny Girl: Funniest. Stories. Ever.

by Betsy Bird


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Funny Girl is a collection of uproarious stories, rollicking comics, rib-tickling wit, and more, from 25 of today’s funniest female writers for kids.

What could be funnier than family? 
Read stories about Ursula Brown's grandmother driving her on a road trip to disaster, Lisa Brown's little brother getting a Tic-Tac stuck up his nose, and Carmen Agra Deedy's mom setting the bathtub on fire.

What could be funnier than friends? Pretty much nothing, as Rita Williams-Garcia shows two besties hatching a bird-brained scheme to get on to a TV talk show, and Deborah Underwood introduces a dynamic dog-and-cat duo teaming up on a pet advice column.

What could be funnier than YOU? Tell your future with Mad Libs, discover your Chinese Zodiac sign with Lenore Look, and learn the best tricks of the comedy trade from professional humorists like Adrianne Chalepah and Delaney Yeager.

With clever contributions from award-winning and bestselling authors including Cece Bell, Sophie Blackall, Libba Bray, Shannon Hale, Lisa Graff, and Raina Telgemeier, this anthology of funny girls will make you laugh until you cry. Or cry until you laugh. Or maybe you won't cry at all. Either way, you'll definitely laugh.
Funny Girl isn’t just an anthology: it’s a cause, a mission, a movement. Girls are funny. Now it’s time for the world to know it.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780147517838
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 05/08/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 40,848
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Betsy Bird is the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library, and the former Youth Materials Specialist of New York Public Library. Betsy reviews for Kirkus, served on the 2007 Newbery Award committee, and her children's literature blog, A Fuse #8 Production, is hosted by School Library Journal. Betsy is the author of the picture book Giant Dance Party (Greenwillow, 2013) illustrated by Brandon Dorman, and a co-author on the nonfiction book Wild Things: Acts of Mischief in Children’s Literature (Candlewick, 2014) which she wrote with fellow bloggers Julie Danielson and Peter Sieruta.

Table of Contents

1.     How to Tell a Joke, by Delaney Yeager and Mackenzie Yeager
2.     Attack of the Killer Bee, by Raina Telgemeier
3.     Dear Grandpa: Give Me Money, by Alison DeCamp
4.     Grandma in Oil Country: A True Story, by Ursula Vernon
5.     One Hot Mess, by Carmen Agra Deedy
6.     Fleamail, by Deborah Underwood
7.     A Most Serious Recitation of the Poem “Trees,” by Cece Bell
8.     Things Could Be Verse, by Kelly DiPucchio
9.     Swimming Is for Other Kids, by Akilah Hughes
10.   Dear Bella and Rover, by Deborah Underwood
11.   The Thumb Incident, by Meghan McCarthy
12.   Desdemona and Sparks Go All In, by Rita Williams-Garcia
13.   7 Things I Thought Were (Think Are) Funny . .  . But Were Really Kind of Sad, and That All Happened to My Little Brother, by Lisa Brown
14.   Babysitting Nightmare, by Shannon Hale
15.   Dear Bella and Rover (again), by Deborah Underwood
16.   Can We Talk About Whiskers?, by Jennifer Holm
17.   Brown Girl Pop Quiz: All of the Above, by Mitali Perkins
18.   Over and Out, by Lisa Graff
19.   Doodle, by Amy Ignatow
20.   Fleamail Pawed-cast, by Deborah Underwood
21.   How to Play Imaginary Games, by Leila Sales
22.   Great Expectations, by Christine Mari Inzer
23.   A Public Service Announcement About Your Period, From Sarah T. Wrigley, Age 12 ¾, by Libba Bray
24.   The Smart Girl’s Guide to the Chinese Zodiac, by Lenore Look
25.   Bad Luck Dress, by Charise Mericle Harper      
26.   The World’s Most Awkward Mermaid, by Sophie Blackall
27.   Tell Your Future with Mad Libs
28.   My Life Being Funny (And How You Can Do It, Too), by Adrianne Chalepah

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