Most children love jokes. Even if they are not great readers, they will pick up a joke book and start laughing.
This book is designed to build on that love of jokes, encouraging not just the reading of them, but recognising that joke telling is a skill that to be most effective, needs practice and some thought. It acts as a manual for the best possible joke-telling outcomes, taking into account a potential audience and environment.
There are lots of practical tips such as starting a joke notebook and categorising the jokes into different subjects for different ages and audiences; learning the jokes by heart using a mirror to gain self confidence for when the time to perform in public.
Even if you have no desire to become a stand-up comedian, this book is still full of jokes and tips on how to tell them better which will ensure that it is favourite in any library, while also giving an insight into what makes jokes funny.
I would definitely recommend this book. The author also has I’m Joking: 500+ Original Jokes for Kids (2018).
Title: You’re Joking – Become an Expert Joke Teller
Author: Tom E. Moffatt
Publisher: Write Laugh Books
Reviewer: Anabel McPhee, Librarian, The Catlins Area School, South Otago
Recommedation: Highly recommended
Ages: 11 years +
Opening sentence: Some people make a living from writing jokes and comedy.
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