Laugh-Out-Loud Pocket Doodles for Boys

Laugh-Out-Loud Pocket Doodles for Boys

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800722364
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/16/2015
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 3.80(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Rob Elliott is the author of several popular joke books for kids, including Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids, which is a USA TODAY and Wall Street Journal bestseller. It has also been #1 on Amazon's Top 100 Books List for three consecutive years during the Christmas season, and one of Amazon's Top 20 Bestselling Children's Books of All Time. Rob's joke books have sold more than 2.5 million copies. He lives in West Michigan, where in his spare time he enjoys laughing out loud with his wife and five children. Learn more at www.laughoutloudjokesforkids.com.

Jonny Hawkins is a full-time cartoonist whose work has appeared in over six hundred publications, including Reader's Digest, Parade, The Saturday Evening Post, and Guideposts. His illustrations have appeared in many books, including Laugh-Out-Loud Doodles for Kids and the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, and he has created forty-eight successful page-a-day cartoon calendars. He works from his home in Michigan where he lives with his wife, Carissa, and their three children, four cats, and a dog.

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Laugh-Out-Loud Pocket Doodles for Boys 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
millstreetreader More than 1 year ago
We hear all the time that today's youngsters are getting too much screen time; add up all the time spent watching tv, playing games on their devices, and searching the web, and it becomes hours daily. Just what the effect of all that electronic time has on their minds and bodies is not totally known, but I believe kids needs lots more physical activity and creative play. Now I sometimes appreciate that a tablet, smart phone, or a portable dvd player can be a life saver, especially when kids are on long car rides, at dr. appointments or other places where movement is restricted. My older granddaughters are quite crafty, but sometimes you just can't pack up all those artsy supplies and take them with you. When I was given an opportunity to review Rob Elliott's LAUGH OUT LOUD POCKET DOODLES FOR GIRLS and the male version LAUGH OUT LOUD POCKET DOODLES FOR BOYS, I was intrigued. How would the two books differ? And how do jokes and doodles go together. I had previously reviewed one of his joke books and then gifted it to my grandson, then 9. If you don't know, there is a short time period when jokes and riddles are really popular with boys that age. From the jokes, my grandson was telling us on Sunday, they have stayed popular with him. Our granddaughter, a year younger than this grandson, is really into drawing, so I figured the doodling part of these titles would appeal to her. So how did Rob Elliott and illustrator Jonny Hawkins do? I think both books are a success. Like the title says, the books are little -- just a little larger than a note card. On each page is a joke, a partial drawing which relates to the joke, and directions about what the child should draw to finish the doodle. In the boy's book, for example, I like the joke,"What kind of bugs like to sneak up on you?" Answer: Spy-ders. On the page is a spider in dark glasses and the instructions tell the child to draw an object that the "spy-der" is hiding behind. A partially drawn oven with the door open accompanies this joke in the girl's book. "How do you know if there is a bear in your oven?" Answer:The oven door won't close. The child is instructed to finish the scene with the bear in the oven. I think that these books could creatively entertain kids from 7-12. Whether kids younger than 7 will get the riddles and jokes really depends on the kid. That the books are small has advantages and disadvantages. I could easily toss both of these in my purse, and so could moms. They would not take much room in backpacks or could be slipped into a cubby/pocket in the car or van. The main disadvantage is that the pages are small, so the drawings must be small. As I looked through both books, there is a definite difference in the jokes and drawing tasks-- ones that seems to be more "male" and ones that are more "female." While I am not in favor of always gender slotting toys and games, I've worked with enough grade school girls and boys when I was their librarian to know that the jokes they find funny and the things they just naturally doodle are different. I received both books from Revell Reads for my honest review.
Fitzysmom More than 1 year ago
Fair warning . . . there's a whole lot of cheese dripping from these books. But who doesn't love cheese?!! We have had so much fun with the Laugh Out Loud books at our house. The new Laugh Out Loud Pocket Doodles take that fun to a whole new level. In this new series of books the zany humor of Rob Elliott mixes with the whimsical doodles of Jonny Hawkins and combine to create hours of fun for kids of all ages. Yes the jokes are silly but that is the total charm of it. We all enjoyed snatching the books up and entertaining our friends and family with these clean jokes. I have now added them to our car box because they are just perfect for road trips. I also added some colored pencils to use on the doodles. This provided hours of entertainment on our last excursion. The books are small enough that you could easily tuck them in your purse for times when you find yourself waiting at an appointment. If you have a favorite kiddo in your life you should get them a copy. You won't regret it . . . I promise! I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.
Moonpie72 More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful surprise! Good clean fun, entertainment for kids! This book is just the right size to take anywhere anytime. It fits in the palm of my hand, so I know it is easy for a child to carry. All you need is a pencil, but if you want to bring crayons or markers that would be a bonus. I suggest a pencil so if the child wants to “re-do” a part; they can erase and start over. My mind is spinning with ideas for this book! Great for keeping your children or grandchildren entertained on trips, waiting for appointments, waiting rooms, running errands (which kids hate!), when you are in a meeting with another adult, and there is nothing for the kids to do. The possibilities are endless as there are many times and places you need something for kids to pass the time quietly. I love the fact it is something that will spark imagination and creativity. Better yet it is something OTHER THAN an electronic device. It will also make a wonderful gift, and because of how wholesome the content it can be used for door prizes or gifts in your church! It is suggested for kids 9 – 12 but I see it working for ages 5 – 80! Children love silly jokes and riddles. This book is packed with 220 of them. Each page shares a riddle/joke. Below it is the answer. There are illustrations that are not completely finished. A suggestion is given on how the child can finish the picture. Be prepared as they will not only want to share their pictures with you but also read you the jokes! For getting a few extra miles out of the book, the children can color the pictures and then save the book to have their very own personalized joke book to enjoy over and over. This book is designated for boys but girls will enjoy it just as much. Hours of fun and amusement! Buy more than one so the kids can do new illustrations for the jokes. One time around will not be enough! I received this book free from Revell Publishing in exchange for an honest review. The opinions I stated are my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good Clean Fun! After getting The Big Book of Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids last year and laughing until we cried, I knew the kids would love the newest books from Rob Elliott. Our oldest kids are in the target age and they love laughing and telling jokes. We gave them the books before we took a road trip and they entertained us and themselves (without electronics!) by telling us jokes. Each page has a joke and part of a doodle to finish and a prompt for the kids to get ideas of what to draw. Unfortunately our son tends to get car sick if he reads for too long so he had to put it away. He pulled it out again the next day when we had lunch at a restaurant. It kept his attention while we were waiting for our food to arrive. From 8 year old son: "I like it because it's funny and the jokes are really creative. I like it because you can draw on it and you can finish the pictures of the jokes. I think it's cool because it teaches kids drawing skills. The jokes are mostly play on words and are all good clean fun. It begins with a page of five rules for telling jokes: 1. Don't make jokes at other's expense 2. Keep it clean 3. Laughter is great medicine, so find something to laugh at every day 4. Tell your favorite jokes to as many people as you can to brighten up their days, too 5. Body noise and body fluid jokes are the best I'm not big on potty jokes so that last 'rule' doesn't apply when the kids are with mom....with dad is another story. I haven't read any jokes like that in the book itself though. From 10 year old daughter: "The jokes are really funny and even though I'm not a really great draw-er it's helping me to get better." The girl's book is not drastically different from the boy's book, the jokes are all different and most are not gender specific, but some use girls names instead of boys names. There is also a 'Laugh-Out-Loud Pocket Doodles for Kids" book available from the same author that would work well for kids of either gender. They love them and I have one more tool in my arsenal to combat the "I'm Boreds" of summer. I received a copy of this book through the Revell Blogger Review Program, in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
Sparrowhawk24 More than 1 year ago
My 12-year-old son's review: WHAT DID YOU LIKE? + Laugh-Out-Loud Pocket Doodles for Boys is a really fun activity book filled with many jokes Each page has something that you could draw and engage in. Plus, there are no rules! You are free to draw whatever you wish + Even though the jokes were a bit cheesy, I have to admit, they were pretty funny. My dad and I were laughing for the most part + The book is easy to carry around, especially when you are in the car driving around town with the family WHAT DID YOU NOT LIKE? - I am 12 years old, and I found the book to be somewhat funny, the jokes were a bit kiddie for me, but I think that younger boys would enjoy this book a lot WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT? Yes, I would especially recommend this book to anyone who is travelling and anyone who enjoys drawing NOTE: We received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell Publishing for the purpose of this review, it was not required of us to give a positive review, but to solely express our honest thoughts and opinions of this book, which we have done.
Britney_Adams More than 1 year ago
Laugh-Out-Loud Pocket Doodles for Boys is sure to elicit smiles and laughs from the boys in your life! Packed with jokes, riddles, and ready-to-finish doodles, this little book is full of fun. As soon as I gave it to my oldest son, he began to read it out loud and the whole family shared in the laughs. Here are his thoughts… “I thought this was a really good book! The jokes were funny and the doodles were lots of fun, too. Laugh-Out-Loud Pocket Doodles for Boys was quite entertaining! Thank you for sending my mom this book for me to enjoy and review.” We received a complimentary copy of Laugh-Out-Loud Pocket Doodles for Boys from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.
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MaureenST More than 1 year ago
When our eight year old opened this book for the first time, I was delighted with the Humor Code in the very front. We all agreed. From the moment I handed this to our eight year old, he couldn’t wait to turn the pages and share each page with us. He had to stop and do each of the drawings, and seemed to love what he was doing. He wouldn’t go on until he had completed what was required. Loved the tongue twisters, we were laughing out loud. This book would make a wonderful gift; it is appropriate for so many wonderful times. I will be buying more! I received this book through Revell Reads Book Blogger Tour, and was not required to give a positive review.
michelemorin More than 1 year ago
What do you call a dentist who cleans an alligator’s teeth? That’s a great question to ponder on a car trip or a plane ride or a lazy, rainy Saturday, and it’s just one of the many jokes and riddles found in Rob Elliot’s and Jonny Hawkin’s latest collaboration for kids: Laugh Out Loud Pocket Doodles for Boys. It is also available in pink, but in this household of four brothers, the blue edition is just right. My youngest son has been the product tester, and I knew that it would be a hit when I found it on his pillow with a pencil in it. He’s THAT guy — the one who runs to the mailbox for the magazine with jokes in it, so that he can be the first to tell them to us all. And the second. And the third. So, what do you do with a regular joke book when all the jokes have been told? Well, in this house, you try out the jokes one more time on the dog. DSCN0564 However, Laugh Out Loud Pocket Doodles for Boys is not merely a joke book, but also a cartoon challenge. With each page there is a partial drawing and a prompt from the artist to get the creative juices flowing. Pocket size is just the right size, and it’s what all of my boys have preferred for notebooks and sketch pads. It’s a manageable, un-intimidating space that is waiting for their great ideas. Oh, and by the way, the answer to my son’s favorite joke? CRAZY! This book was provided by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, in exchange for my review. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
Readanygoodbookslately More than 1 year ago
Great book!  It is funny and entertaining, a great way to stretch a child's vocabulary as well as his imagination.  Rob Elliott shares riddles and jokes that make you laugh, sometimes out loud.  The illustrations by Jonny Hawkins are cleaver and inspiring.  I think that young boys will enjoy coloring as well as elaborating on the cartoons that have already been started.  The jokes can stand alone, but when combined with the "doodles," the book is a must-have for parents, grandparents, and teachers.  Using this book while waiting and traveling will not only keep everyone entertained, but is also a great way to enhance creativity.  I am super excited to share this book with my students next school year.
ksnapier475 More than 1 year ago
Rob Elliott did it again with Laugh-Out-Loud Pocket Doodles for Boys. This is a fun book that children can look at, read the riddles  and then doodle to their heart's content. It would be great to take with you whenever there may need to be time to be filled, such as  going to a doctor, or on a trip. This will keep children occupied for quite a while, while giving everyone chuckles along the way. Rob Elliott has written other fun books and Jonny Hawkins has had cartoons published in many publications. I was given this book by Revell Publishing in exchange for my honest review....Which is go out and buy this for a child in your life!!!