GITTY AND KVETCH Written by Caroline Kusin Pritchard Illustrated by Ariel Landy (Atheneum BYR; $17.99,…
Monkeyfarts!: Wacky Jokes Every Kid Should Know ($8.99, Quirk Books, Ages 6 and up) is chock full of silly jokes like the one above and is sure to give you and your kids a good laugh. Inside the 94 pages of this compact book you’ll find everything from classic jokes, knock knock jokes, originals, one-liners one or two paragraph joke stories and some really cute cartoon-like illustrations.
Author David Borgenicht is the creator and coauthor of all the books in the Worst-Case Scenario series, and he obviously has a great sense of humor.
“What do you call two people who embarrass you in front of your friends?”
“Mom and Dad.”
What I like about this book is that it represents the innocence of childhood. Let’s face it. Our children unavoidably hear inappropriate words, jokes and more out there. But a book like Monkeyfarts! gives your children the opportunity to enjoy some wholesome humor and well, just be a kid. Along the way, they may learn a thing or two. And most importantly, they will be able to entertain their friends and generate a great deal of laughter. I’m sure you agree, there’s no better sound on earth than a child laughing.
“Where was the Declaration of Independence Signed?”
“At the bottom.”
– Reviewed by Debbie Glade
NOTE: Incidentally, if you’re unable to read the poster on the cover that supplies the question to the answer “Monkey farts.” It asks the extremely profound, “What’s invisible and smells like bananas?”