HAPPY 250TH BOOK REVIEW!
250 book reviews and still going strong! I cant believe Ive been writing this book blog for over 4 years now.
To celebrate this momentous occasion, here is one of my all-time favorite books.
4th Grade and Up
Bobby is the class clown. He can always be counted on to crack up his friends and sometimes even the teachers. But he cant always to counted on to stay out of trouble and thats no joke when youre in danger of being shipped off to a special school for kids with behavioral problems.
Bobbys got one last chance to prove to his teachers, his principal, and his parents (especially his super sarcastic dad) that he can be taken seriously. His assignment: to put on a school-wide laugh-off. Its teachers vs. students. May the best comic win. Its a chance for Bobby to show his dad that mean jokes arent just kidding around.
Published back in 1997, I listened to this book on cassette tape back when libraries still had cassette tapes. This was one of my favorite books to listen too.
Each chapter starts with a funny joke. I love jokes. I had a long list of jokes that I wrote out on loose pieces of notebook paper that I lost around the time I was in middle school. I actually found them last year in an old filing cabinet. When I was in elementary school, Grades 1 through 5, I would go around the playground during lunch and tell jokes to the playground aids, the lunch ladies and the custodian. As you can see I was very popular as a kid.
Here are a few of the jokes featured in this story:
Why did the bubblegum cross the road?
It was stuck to the chickens foot.
What can a rhino do that no other animal can?
Have a baby rhino.
And because I love jokes, here are a few more of my personal favorite jokes:
Whats red and smells like blue paint?
Two guys walk into a bar youd think one of them would have seen it.
One of the funniest things in this book is a poem Bobby wrote for school. See below:
Ode to Road Kill
They look into cars headlights and their feet turn to lead
They turn to get away, but boom, theyre dead
So, when youre driving down Highway 37
You may see animals whove gone to heaven
It wasnt until years later that I found out that the poem was written by an actually child, which to me makes it even better.
To me, to be a great comedian you have to be a bit insane and have a crazy life for you to joke about. For example, my favorite comedians: Jeff Dunham, Russell Howard, Michael McIntyre, John Mulaney, and Gabriel Iglesias all have a sense of lunacy to them.
WARNING: Dont watch Russell Howard until youre 16 years old. His jokes are not meant for young ears. Also, hes British and its hard to understand what hes saying half the time.
This weeks Weird but True Fact about Laughing
Laughing can help relieve pain.