The World's Best Jokes for Kids Volume 1

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I had a great time reading this book and now I am looking forward to reading more books by the same author. Many many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for granting me access to this eARC.
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I love the illustrations in this book. They’re cute and simple and definitely added to the jokes themselves. I wish there were more original jokes though. I didn’t find myself laughing at all, though my five year old son enjoyed some of them when I read them allowed to him.
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My nieces and newphews loved this book.  We have been using Siri or Google to "tell me a kids joke" and sadly they only have 10 that they recycle.  This was great dinner conversation that kept all the kids engaged and off their ipads/devices which is always a success.  They are simple enough for the youngest (4) to understand and the oldest (11) to still find funny.   I highly recommend this book to entertain the whole family.
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Loved loved loved! Hilarious! My students loved hearing these jokes and I will recommend it to others!
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Creative, silly, and entertaining. Keeps kids and adults chuckling for hours! Fun illustrations. Read with kids and have fun!
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I loved joke books as a child, and my little sister has been really big on jokes lately too. I read this thinking I would recommend it to her. I still might, but I don't know that this is 'the world's best' joke book. Still, it's got some pretty good jokes, and it good for a whole family to enjoy.
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Sterling and Lazar’s compilation for kids is chalk full of fun jokes. These two volumes, really brought me back to my childhood and reminded me of a book I had growing up. 

Some of the jokes included in the first book, I had heard before. However I was pleasantly surprised to read so many that were new to me. The modern references that mentioned such examples as: current technology and pop culture, will appeal to the children of today. 

The World’s Best Jokes for Kids Volumes I & II would be ideal to share with the whole family. Teachers could share them with their students and these books would also make for great gifts. 

I would highly recommend these volumes for ages 8 and up.
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What a cute and fun book of jokes! My son will love this! I can’t wait to pick this up for him. I’d recommend it for the silly little ones in your life.
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This is so cute. As an adult I get a kick out of the jokes plus the illustrations are an added bonus.
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Great fun. Good selection of quick jokes, and cute illustrations accompanying them. I particularly enjoyed some of the fresher pop cultures references, like Frozen and Instagram. There are some well-worn jokes in this collection (e.g., tuna fish). But there's also a Star Wars pun, an excellent Shakespeare joke, and one about a polar bear I'll be telling for weeks. Not to mention, a couple of the jokes were downright hilarious.
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My kids enjoyed this book! Lots of jokes they hadn't heard before and cute illustrations. Little ones will like it.
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Great jokes for kids! I love that it is illustrated and the illustrations are full of whimsy. I read this courtesy of netgalley.com but I cannot wait to buy this for my kids (or myself, for that matter).
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These really are the world’s best jokes. By the way, the exaggeration rates have gone 1000% percent in the last year. Most of the jokes were new to me and the illustrations made the jokes funnier. There are a few riddles too, but those I’ve heard before many times. Some jokes I really liked are:
What do you call a dinosaur wearing a blindfold?  A doyouthinkhesaurus?
Why did the scarecrow win a medal?  Because he was outstanding in his field.
My sister and I often laugh about how competitive we are.      But I laugh more.
And last but not the least
What is a bat’s motto?  Hang in there. This one is my motto as well. 
 This book has 130 pages full of such jokes.
Thank you to Net Galley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for giving me an ARC of this book.
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Kids & I enjoyed this joke book! Was glad some of them had illustrations otherwise it would’ve taken longer to figure out some of the punch lines. Felt it was geared toward ages 6 years and up. A bit disappointed I could only get it on digital editions but am happy to have had the opportunity to read it at least! Would recommend.
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Thank you to the warning at the beginning of the book that the jokes in this compilation are a mix of funny, silly and corny ones. Some of the jokes are good and can exercise one's mind because you will have to consider carefully what the joke is about. However, there are not-so-good or corny jokes that perhaps funny to others, but I did not find myself laughing at them. Middle-graders and young adults will love this book, and most probably teachers could also use this as a reference to lighten up the atmosphere in the classroom.
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3.5/5 ⭐️

Thank you to Andrew McMeel Publishing and Lisa Swerling & Ralph Lazar, and NetGalley, for allowing me to read and review this eARC.

This is adorable. I found myself gaffawing loudly at many of the jokes illustrated. My 9yo son would definitely get a kick out of a joke bike like this.
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With a creative play on words, the author offered an amusing book of jokes for kids. Frankly, some of them worked well for me too as I chortled my way through this comic edition. The wonderful illustrations added a brilliant touch to the already amusing punch lines. I recommend this book for the perfect resource of jokes for children.

I offer my gratitude to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for this ARC in exchange for an unbiased review.
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Right before the first joke appears, there’s a warning sign, literally. It reads: Danger! This book contains a lot of silly, corny, brilliant, and funny jokes. Guess which of those four adjectives is the most on-the-nose.
What do you call a bear with no ears? B. Yes! Spelling jokes are my kind of humor. And computer humor: what do you call a bee from the United States? USB.
Even when the joke itself doesn’t hit the mark, the illustrations make up for it. There’s the joke so old it was sorta the title of an REO Speedwagon album, but if you look at the way the fish is looking up at the guy trying to tune it. . .
Then there are others, like the Frozen and Bison jokes, that are pretty cringy—I was warned, after all—but would probably make some kids laugh.
Sometimes there’s a joke like Nutella, irrelephant, and perman-ant that make me wonder how many kids would get the humor, since they might be too young to know those words. Even I don’t know what a stomata is.
They used one of my favorite jokes, about time flying and then fruit flying. Don’t know what that says about me, especially when they include the poultry in motion line.
I will go as far as to say this made me chuckle more often than I thought I would, though it certainly brought the groans as well.
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Description
“Do you want to hear a bad cat joke? Just kitten.”  Illustrations bring the silliness to a whole new level in this book of jokes kids will adore.  Every joke is illustrated! This illustrated book by the New York Times–bestselling creators of the Happiness Is . . . project will leave your family in stitches. The World’s Best Jokes for Kids Volume 1 is filled with hundreds of corny, brilliant, and silly jokes—each paired with a small drawing that’s a sweet comic gem in itself. It’s the perfect book for road trips, rainy days, or those special moments when kids and parents can laugh together. 

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...quite funny, as the description already said: perfect for roadtrips or rainy weather or just for fun! Kids love those kind of jokes - easy to understand and to read. Simple but good!

Note 2 or A-
Thanks to Netgalley and the Author for letting me review this book!
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Sadly, I can't review this book as when I went to download, it was as ACSM file.  If it doesn't come in kindle format, I can't figure out how to access it.  So sorry I chose this book to review as I just can't do it!  I only gave it one star because I am required to give a star rating.  I am certain it is a wonderful book, but can't honestly give it a rating at this point in time.
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