Little readers will have lots to laugh about when they check out these punny jokes. Each page features a few silly, age-appropriate jokes alongside great images. The backmatter includes a list of joke-telling tips and a picture glossary. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo Kids Junior is an imprint of Abdo Kids, a division of ABDO.
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 2|
|Genre||Beginning Readers, Nonfiction|
|Imprint||Abdo Kids Junior|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||9.75 x 9|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Index, Reviewed, and Table of contents|
Abdo Kids Jokes – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
Some puns are cute and some are absolute groaners, but all the jokes in these books rely on everyday language and homonyms rather than Amelia Bedelia-style literal interpretations of figures of speech. Jokes make our brains work in order to reconcile competing meanings, pronunciations, or spellings: “How do we know the ocean is friendly? It waves!” (Punny). Happy, diverse kids welcome readers from the cover; while inside, clean design is dominated by stock photos and colorful cartoon drawings. Knock-Knock Jokes is of particular note: clean jokes for kids tend to repeat from book to book, so any book with a few new ones is a find. VERDICT Great looking and plainspoken joke books for early readers.