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Monday, April 19, 2010

Horrid Henry's Joke Book

Why was Cinderella kicked off the soccer team?
She kept running away from the ball.

Why did the dinosaur cross the road?
There weren't any chickens in those days.

Why don't cannibals eat clowns?
Because they taste funny.

Rabid Rebecca: Whenever I'm down in the dumps, I buy myself a new T-shirt.
Horrid Henry:
So that's where you get them!

Just a few of the gems you'll find in Francesca Simon's latest Horrid Henry installment. These books are very popular with kids, and I can certainly see why. As with most joke books, I thought some of the jokes were funny, some were roll-your-eyes-kinda-dumb, and some were gross. Though as for the gross, Horrid Henry does give us a great big "Warning: Too rude for parents!" on the cover. I actually expected more "bathroom humor" than there was, so in that way, I was pleasantly surprised. All in all, a silly and fun collection of humor, Horrid-Henry style. Sure to be thoroughly enjoyed by any boy between the ages of 7 and 12. :)

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