Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Learn How to be Funny in the Most Hilarious How-To Book You'll Find - Makes a Great Stocking Stuffer Gift! (Review)

Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

My youngest daughter loves making up and telling us all jokes, even if there really isn't a punch line or we don't get her jokes. But, with her belly laugh and silly looks she makes at the end of each joke, we can't help but laugh along with her.  She hopes to one day be a history teacher, but said if she needs a second job to pay the bills, she could be a stand up comic. I told her not to quick her day job and she was quick to tell me that comedians tell their jokes in clubs at night time, so she could do both.  I guess, I have to help her prepare for this second job, in case she ever needs to hit the stage and tell jokes, that may confuse the audience. Thanks to the fun new book geared towards children ages 8-12, THE JOKE MACHINE by Theresa Julian will teach the ins and outs about creating jokes and being funny.   In addition to helping kids come up with the perfect punch line to a joke and actually get laughs, this funny joke book is also jam packed with hundreds of jokes, puns and more that will get kids thinking about new jokes.

About the Book:

"Joke Book that teaches you how to be funny, THE JOKE MACHINE takes readers through the imaginary Laugh Lab on their quest to compose the perfect punchline. 

Filled with jokes, silly stories, and goofy dialogue, THE JOKE MACHINE is an interactive and playful way to learn about what makes things hilarious and would be the perfect book to have going into this holiday season. It will help eliminate any awkward silences and kids can impress their families by how funny they become!

Author Theresa Julian writes humorous children’s fiction, nonfiction, screenplays, and teleplays. She loves words, and her favorite thing to do is put them together in ways that make people laugh."

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Odd Dot (October 8, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1250318645
  • ISBN-13: 978-1250318640

As soon as I shared this book with my daughter, she was quick to memorize a handful of jokes, and then stood in front of the family in the family in the living room to recite them.  We all couldn't stop laughing, and this made her smile, and want to work even harder to come up with her own material, with the help of this joke book.  Over the course of a few weeks, she read this book cover to cover, while writing out jokes and punchlines that came to mind.  I even found her getting up in the night to jot down things that she thought of and that made her giggle. She is hoping that with a little practice and with what she has learned from THE JOKE MACHINE that she will be able to take the stage -- well, not really, but, she wants to stand in front of family and friends at my parents house for Thanksgiving and tell some jokes -- some she memorized from this book that she thinks are hilarious, as well as some of her original jokes.  

I loved seeing my daughter really get into this joke book and want to learn the art telling the perfect joke and coming up with the right punchline.  And, with over 200 pages to this joke book, this book is jam packed with laughs and useful tips and ideas for kids of all ages to develop a funny bone or be the class clown or comedian they dream about being. :-)  With the holidays fast approaching, this new joke book would make a fun addition to your child's stocking.  Even if they don't want to me a comedian one day or learn the art of telling a good cute, they will get a good chuckle with the 500+ family-friendly jokes that fill the pages of this book.  


About the Author:

Theresa Julian writes humorous children’s fiction, nonfiction, screenplays and teleplays. She is also the author of a humorous ‘tween TV pilot and two screenplays that have all won or placed in multiple national writing competitions. Theresa is a graduate of Boston College and has a Master of Arts in Corporate Communications.

About the Illustrator:

Pat Lewis is a freelance cartoonist/illustrator from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with a client list that includes Highlights for Children, High Five magazine, Workman Publishing, McGraw-Hill, Disney, Science Magazine, and the U.S. National Park Service. Pat is also a longtime member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and a former president of the Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators. Please visit his website for art samples and more.

Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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