5 Reasons Joke Books Should Be a Part of a Child’s Home Library
Carole P. Roman | The Children’s Book Review
Two years ago, I was contacted by a publisher to write a joke book. It was to contain 800 diverse kinds of jokes and to supply silly statics or fun facts. While I was excited about compiling interesting data to tickle children’s interests, I was luke-warm with the idea of an entire book of jokes.
As I buried myself in riddles, one-liners, and knock-knock jokes, I tested them out on my grandchildren. I have two boys and two girls, ages 11, 9, 7, and 5, so it was quite an age span. I was never more surprised with their delight and cries of one more, please. I’ve read my share of books to them until I knew each page by heart, but watching their faces brought a new level to the notion of reading as pure entertainment. It made me realize this was an important book to add to my resume. Joke books should be part of every child’s library, and here are five reasons why.
- The most apparent reason is a joke book is perfect for the reluctant reader. Many parents have shared how their child has sat for hours reading and reciting jokes. As they enjoy the corny stories and punchlines, they don’t even realize they are practicing their reading.
- Practicing reading is a gateway to comprehension. While some jokes are self-explanatory, many are not. They require further investigation. That’s where the silly stats usually come in—I use them to expand a subject a child may not understand.
- Performance is key! A joke book is more fun when the humor is shared. My nephew took the book on a long car ride and called to say his three children were entertained for 200 blissful miles. They took turns telling jokes. It helped them communicate, work on their delivery, exchange ideas, and kept the confined space in the car peaceful. Telling jokes is engaging and a great way to hone social skills.
- Jokes can be timeless. They work for all age groups and genders, and they can entertain a diverse group. I tested many of my knock-knock jokes on adults working in an office. They laughed as hard as the children.
- Don’t forget humor is the best medicine. You can’t stay sad or lonely if you are giggling.
Written by Carole P. Roman
Publisher’s Synopsis: 800+ More silly jokes for kids to keep them laughing!
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Inside, you’ll find hundreds of clean and corny jokes for kids, including knee-slappin’ knock-knocks, side-splitting puns, rib-tickling riddles, and a whole lot more! All reading levels are sure to love it on long car rides, family vacations, and around the house. There’s also a joke-writing chapter in the back to create your own laughs!
The Big Book of Silly Jokes for Kids 2 features:
- Jokes galore―Discover family-friendly jokes for kids in every format that are sure to tickle your funny bone!
- Hilarious images―LOL-funny illustrations make reading engaging for all ages.
- Fun facts, too!―In every chapter, you’ll find Silly Stats to learn a little as you laugh.
You’re sure to become the toast of the town with The Big Book of Silly Jokes for Kids 2!
Ages 6-12 | Publisher: Rockridge Press | August 4, 2020 | ISBN-13: 978-1647396039
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About the Author
Carole P. Roman is the award-winning author of over fifty children’s books. Whether it’s pirates, princesses, and spies, or discovering the world around us, her books have enchanted educators, parents, and her diverse audience of children. She hosts a blog radio program called Indie Authors Roundtable and is one of the founders of the magazine, Indie Author’s Monthly. She’s been interviewed twice by Forbes Magazine. Carole has co-authored two self-help books. Navigating Indieworld: A Beginners Guide to Self-Publishing and Marketing with Julie A. Gerber, and Marketing Indieworld with both Julie A. Gerber and Angela Hausman. She published Mindfulness for Kids with J. Robin Albertson-Wren. The Big Book of Silly Jokes for Kids: 800+ Jokes! has reached the number one best-selling book on all of Amazon.
She writes adult fiction under the name Brit Lunden and is currently helping to create an anthology of the mythical town of Bulwark, Georgia with a group of indie authors. She lives on Long Island near her children and grandchildren.
Her books and series includes:
Captain No Beard
If You Were Me and Lived in– Cultural
If You Were Me and Lived in– Historical
Oh Susannah– Early Reader and coloring book
Mindfulness for Kids with co-author J. Robin Albertson-Wren
The Big Book of Silly Jokes for Kids; 800 plus Jokes!
Spies, Code Talkers, and Secret Agents A World War 2 Book for Kids
Navigating Indieworld– with co-author Julie A. Gerber
Marketing Indieworld- with co-authors Angela Hausman and Julie A. Gerber
Adult Fiction under the pen name Brit Lunden
The Knowing– Book 1- A Bulwark Anthology
The Devil and Dayna Dalton– Book 9-A Bulwark Anthology
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