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Aug 21 2013

My first book of jokes Ill. by Mark Guthrie

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Scholastic, 2013. ISBN 9781742837925
Recommended for 4-6 year olds. This a great first book of jokes for beginning readers that has an Aussie flavour. Some of the jokes also take old favourites and add a twist in the punch line. Why did the kookaburra sit on the clock? So it would be on time!
Mark Guthrie's uncomplicated illustrations support the simple fun of reading aloud the humorous questions and responses. The young reader will enjoy the scenes of a platypus wearing lipstick and the horse in horspital. As they tell these to friends, classmates and family members, listen to their laughter and watch, as they begin to understand the importance of having fun with oral language.
'From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere'. Dr. Seuss.
Rhyllis Bignell

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