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Dec 18 2013

My Christmas Crackers by Bronwen Davies

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Scholastic Australia, 2013. ISBN: 9781742839585.
This cleverly illustrated book contains over twenty jokes, all on a Christmas theme. They are very much the sort of jokes you would expect to find in your Christmas cracker or bon-bon. Some oldies, some newies, and some which required explanations to the children I tested them on.
While the target audience is stated as pre-schoolers, I would say that many of these jokes would go over their heads. For example, there is a joke about 'Elfvis' but I wouldn't expect many pre-schoolers to have heard of Elvis Presley these days. My 8 and 5 year old boys did enjoy most of the jokes however.
Donella Reed

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