Editorial Review

A noteworthy review of Laughing Matters from School Library Journal on April 1, 2014

Cover: Baseball Jokes

What’s better than a third grader who knows a new joke? A: A third grader who knows 560 new jokes. This series contains eight books, each of which has 23 pages of jokes, with one to six jokes per page. That’s a lot of jokes, including puns (‘What do bees chew? Bumblegum’) gross jokes (‘Two cannibals are eating a clown and one says, ’Does this taste funny to you?’‘), and jokes so old they might predate recorded history (’What makes more noise than a dinosaur? Two dinosaurs.‘) In other words, there’s something for everyone here. Six of these books are subject specific (e.g., School, Baseball), but two, Tongue Twisters and Knock-Knock Jokes, offer a veritable smorgasbord of these classic forms. A clean design that relies upon simple shapes, funky bright colors, and understated texture gives this series an up-to-date look, while abundant sharp, silly illustrations by veteran cartoonist Ostrom reinforce some of the more visual jokes.

—Steven Engelfried

Products Reviewed

Title   ATOS Format Qty
Baseball Jokes
Bug Jokes
Dinosaur Jokes
Gross-Out Jokes
Knock-Knock Jokes
Monster Jokes
School Jokes
Tongue Twisters

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