2020, what a year! With a worldwide pandemic life as we once knew it has been curtailed. Whilst we can’t go out as we once did enjoying pubs, restaurants, cinemas, gyms, soft plays etc. we still need to entertain ourselves, especially the kids, and Carole P. Roman (a prolific author award-winning author of over fifty children’s books that I am a very big fan of) has just released a new book that children will love.
What do snowmen call their kids?
Back in August 2019, Carole P. Roman released The Big Book of Silly Jokes for Kids and it went down a storm in our house with our young reader picking it up all the time, delving in and out and regaling us with a barrage of jokes, riddles, tongue twisters and more. This was a book that she picked up and read something from every day. It is safe to say that she loved it. This year she was delighted to receive the follow up to one of her favourite books – The Big Book of Silly Jokes for Kids 2.
The Big Book of Silly Jokes for Kids 2 is packed with over 800 clean and corny jokes for kids (you know the ones, the ones that make adults groan, roll their eyes but secretly like but ones that the kids find absolutely hilarious). The humour included is very inclusive, inoffensive and family-friendly. The book is split into seven sections:
- Silly Q&A
- Knock-Knock Jokes
- Tongue Twisters
- Puns & One-Liners
- This One Time . . .
- Write Your Own Jokes!
What five letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?
The last few pages of the book are the riddle answers and a list of other similar jokes to build your own comic library.
And if that wasn’t enough, throughout the book there are silly stat boxes that give the reader fun facts on a plethora of topics, such as where and when the first chocolate bar was made! This, along with the riddles, are still our young readers favourite part of the book, she just loves fun facts (especially as these ones are easy to read and digest)!
This is an excellent follow up to the first book, continuing in the same vein and format. Our young reader (who is now eleven) has loved dipping into it, just as she did with the first. She loves the humour and is finding the book very funny. Whilst she doesn’t think it is any better than the first, she says it just continues it and is an excellent addition to expand a book that she already loves. She loves reading it aloud to her younger sister and anyone that will listen as well as sitting there quietly reading it, digesting the information for future use.
And once the kids have finished reading, re-reading and entertaining their friends and family with hundreds of jokes, riddles and facts there are a few pages at the back to write their own jokes (with the help of some prompts). Maybe there will be a future comedian in the house?
Dishes the last knock-knock joke
For me, any book that encourages anyone (child or adult) to pick it up and read it has to be a winner. It is silly, funny, well laid out with a variety of formats and illustrations that are all very family friendly. It is already a much-loved book in our house.
The Big Book of Silly Jokes for Kids 2 is a great way to bring some humour into a child’s life, especially in a year that hasn’t been the most fun.
It is a really fun book that will encourage children to read, to enjoy what they are reading and ultimately have some fun. It is a book that is aimed at the 6-12 years old age bracket but is suitable for child and adult readers – you are never too old to enjoy a good clean joke or riddle.
Definitely worthy of 5 stars from me as well as the kids. Fun, entertaining and light-hearted humour.
RRP: £8.51 in Paperback and Kindle editions.