I just love books about jokes and so when I spotted this one over on Netgalley I knew I had to get it. Plus, I always love it when joke book add illustrations. And not just one small one in the corner like some do, but bigger ones! Ones that also can make you laugh, when done right. I have seen a few in both English and Dutch so I was hoping this one would feature some new and funny jokes. Plus, I really liked that this one was for a younger group of kids, 5-7 specifically.
And it is really for that age-group. Not too hard in text, with fun illustrations empathising the point of the joke. There are only 64 pages (well, according to Goodreads, my ASCM was 18 pages or so though I quickly found out that sometimes it just stayed stuck on the same page for 6 scrolls/clicks). I liked that the illustrations were orange/blue and the style of the illustrations was also really fun. I also enjoyed that at the end there was room for kids to draw their own illustration and write their own joke based on an illustration.
However, many of the jokes just fell a bit flat for me. I know that the age group is 5-7, however I have read some really funny books for that age group and so it can be done. But most jokes weren’t that new or just missed that extra spark to make it funny.
I did have a few that made me laugh (and then also my husband as I always like to read funny jokes or riddles to him). Here are three that I really liked: “What do you call a bear cub who hasn’t gotten its teeth yet? Answer: A gummy bear.” || “What did Saturn say to Mars? Answer: Can I give you a ring sometime?” || “What do you call a drawing by George Washington? Answer: A Yankee Doodle.”
All in all, I am still happy I got this book from Netgalley. Yes, not all the jokes worked, but I still had fun reading the book.