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A Book We’re Loving: Just Joking

April 25, 2012


My five-year-old daughter has hit the age where she finds nothing funnier than a knock knock joke and because the only joke I have in my repertoire has been repeated ad nauseum (the interrupting cow…you can Google it. It’s pretty funny!) I needed a little assistance. Enter National Geographic Kids and their brand new book, JUST JOKING. This book has quickly become a staple in our bedtime routine: pajamas, brush teeth, a longer story and then the night ends with a few dozen silly riddles, tongue twisters and jokes. I’m not sure my two-year-old understands the wordplay but he laughs along with us.

Many of the jokes in the book are animal-themed, and each page features adorable or silly photographs of animals, which keeps holds the kids’ attention further. And the book is an affordable paperback. I hosted a children’s book talk last week at a local store and many of the attendees grabbed this book first for young kids and grandkids. This would make a terrific gift for kids 5-8, elementary school teachers or camp counselors. I could also see this keeping kids from getting bored on summer road trips.

Here are a few of our family’s favorites:

What do you call a nervous zucchini? An edgy veggie!

What do you call a cat that bowls? An alley cat!

And a classic sure to make your kids giggle:

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?


Who who?

Is there an owl in here?

If you liked these three, there are 297 more things inside the book guaranteed to make you laugh!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. litteach permalink
    April 25, 2012 9:20 am

    Thank you for posting about this book! One of my daughters has been making up her own jokes for about a year now, we need a book like this!!

  2. Angela permalink
    April 25, 2012 10:47 am

    Girl Gargoyle, Guy Gargoyle–3 times fast.

    I still can’t say that one!

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