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About the Author

Michael Dahl is a children's book writer. His credits include the Finnegan Zwake mystery series, comic poetry in Cricket magazine, and 17 nonfiction books on a very wide range of topics. He also edits a column for School Library Journal. Michael has been involved with the performing arts since college, and lives in Minneapolis. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 4 - 07
  • Series: Everything® Kids
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Adams Media (March 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580626866
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580626866
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.3 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #142,362 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Michael Dahl is the author of more than 200 books for children and young adults. His nonfiction has won the AEP Distinguished Achievement Award three times. His Finnegan Zwake mystery series published by Simon & Schuster won rave reviews and two of its titles were shortlisted for the Edgar and the Anthony Mystery Awards. He has written The Everything Kid's Joke Book as well as Gotcha Covered! (with Kathleen Baxter from School Library Journal) on nonfiction books that get kids excited about reading. Dahl is the Editorial Director for Stone Arch Books based in Minneapolis, where his books have won national design awards and been selected by the Junior Library Guild. His fantasy series, The Library of Doom, is the most-read series by hi-lo readers across the country. He has spoken at numerous schools, libraries, bookstores, and conferences inn the US and UK, including ALA, AASL, Renaissance Learning, TLA and IRA. He lives in a haunted house.

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101 of 105 people found the following review helpful By Bluestocking on October 5, 2003
Format: Paperback
This book has many jokes, but also has several pages of workbook exercises on humor. How to make up a joke, how to deliver a punch line, etc. . . It's not a passive reader, the child must interact with the book--and a pen. If you just want a book full of jokes, pick a different one. If you have an independent reader that wants to develop his or her joke telling skills as well as picking up a few new jokes, then this would be a good choice for you.
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58 of 59 people found the following review helpful By Margaret P. on January 11, 2005
Format: Paperback
"Everything Kids' Joke Book" targets children 9 to 12. The first part of the book is jokes of various sorts. The second part has advice on how to tell jokes and make up jokes and be funny. My 8 year old / 2nd grade daughter loves this book and will willingly read it by herself or aloud. This is exactly what she needs to improve her reading skills, and I've found nothing else she is half as willing to read. Some of the jokes use words she doesn't know; a 12 year old would understand all of the jokes and also find the book suitable. Example jokes: "what is a kitten's favorite color? Purr-ple"; "What is a ghost's favorite color? Boo"; "If astronauts are so smart, why do they count backward?"; "What kind of dog does Dracula like? A Bloodhound." Occasionally throughout, there are cute little exercises to do, where the solution is the answer to a riddle, like a very simple cross-word puzzle. My daughter greatly enjoys filling these out. All told, this books is well worth the buying.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. Aragon VINE VOICE on December 27, 2007
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One of my kids has this book and loves it. I read it and couldn't help but laughing at some of the jokes. This would make the perfect gift for a child 6-12 years old.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By jobita smith on February 20, 2008
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I got this for my 7 year old niece who lives in another state. She loves it. in fact the next time that i saw her she told me a bunch of jokes from the book. also i think that she has room to grow with the book.

it has a lot of fun activities, and it helps exercise their brains with all of the brain puzzles.
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This was purchased for a book exchange for Christmas at my daughter's school. She's in grade 2 and the book had to be appropriate for boys and girls and cost $10 or less. This was a big hit. The boy who got the book brings it to school all the time to read the jokes to his friends.
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By Molly S on June 5, 2013
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This book has a lot of jokes but some of them are just not at all funny. My 6 1/2 year old loves jokes and some of these are hard for him to "get". I wouldn't really recommend it. Also it is not a joke book he can read on his own and he reads at about a 2nd grade level.
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By rmac2 on April 2, 2013
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My 8 year old daughter wanted to learn some jokes so we bought this book for her. She really likes it. It has some jokes that she can understand at her age now and some that she will get when she is a little older which is nice so she doesn't out grow it so fast.
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By LJ Sierra on February 16, 2015
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Jokes are ok (really, most are not that funny- but very simple). Ther is some other stuff to keep a reader busy My 10 year old likes it, but I don't see him pouring through it. Rather, he picks it up when there's nothing else to read.
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