Any kid can be a comedian with a little help from award-winning author/illustrator Sandy Silverthorne’s Crack Yourself Up Jokes for Kids. Perfect for kids ages 6-12, this zany collection of one-liners (Did you hear about the missing barber? Police are combing the city.), knock-knock jokes (Knock, Knock. Who’s there? Pizza. Pizza who? Pizza nice guy, don’t you think?), riddles (What’s red and goes up and down? A tomato in an elevator.), puns, and funny lists represents some of the world’s best clean humor. Add in the author’s hilarious illustrations and cartoons, and kids will get hours of fun with the kind of laughs that make milk come out your nose–that is, if you’re drinking milk while you read!
Crack Yourself Up is a book full of clean jokes for the whole family to enjoy. In my opinion some of the jokes are above kid’s minds, but there are plenty for everyone to enjoy. There were several that I found hysterical that kids didn’t get, but then there were ones kids thought were funny that I didn’t get. So there’s a little something to make everyone happy. I’d compare the humor to those found on Laffy Taffy wrappers. Sometimes the humor is in the eye-roll. It’s a cute little book to keep a small group entertained and fill some time. This would also be a good choice to read a few before kids church to get the kids’ attention. The target age group for the book is 6-12.
It’s not the most ingenious book of jokes, but it certainly contains some good, clean humor. It’s a book I’m sure kids will enjoy and is great for some family fun.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell Publishers. I was not required to give a positive review. Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone.