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Lunch Lines Paperback – July 6, 2011
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Robert Shadbolt is an illustrator living in Salford, England.
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What do cats do when they join a monastery? They take a "meow" of silence.
What does a cavewoman wear when she gets chilly? A neander-shawl.
Why did the shirt go to the doctor? It was feeling 'blousy.'
What do germs use to get rid of bad breath? Micro-scope.
While these are not complicated jokes, per se, my first grader is not familiar with the term 'vow of silence', probably has never used the terms blouse and shawl, and probably hasn't heard the word Neanderthal. My third grader is at a much higher reading level, but even she is not familiar enough with monastic practices to get the first one, and while I know she knows the term shawl, I'm much less sure that anyone has used the term blouse to her. Both of them use mouthwash, but we've never used the brand scope and we use it with them to prevent cavities and I've never mentioned it being for bad breath -- that joke would leave them completely nonplussed.
There are also jokes which depend upon pop-culture references like Will Smith or Scuby Doo. We read all the time at our house and talk about a wide variety of subjects, but I am sure my children are not familiar with either these icons.
You might object that these jokes can be explained to them and be a learning experience. This is true.Read more ›
You tear out the joke and fold it in half making like it a little greeting card with the answer to the riddle on the inside. Folded it is smaller than the size of a business card. You have a spot inside to write a note. I will be buying a newer version when this one runs out!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
These were a big hit with my 4th grade students this year. I would pick a few students to give these to every so often, more so during the beginning of the year. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Petrina W.
My kids love getting these little notes in their lunch every day.Published 4 months ago by kristi hilborn
My daughter and her friends love reading this everyday at lunch! wonderful!Published 7 months ago by Sharon Dietrick
These are really cute little riddles to put into lunch boxes. We love them! They fold in half so the answer is hidden and I can write a little note inside or on the back.Published 7 months ago by Momoftwo
gives my socially awkard 7year old an opening line at lunch time!Published 9 months ago by long beach mom