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"Highly entertaining...reveals the tricks of the punster’s trade while challenging readers to create original wordplay of their own."  —Kliatt

About the Author

Richard Lederer is a humorist whose syndicated column, "Looking at Language," appears in newspapers across the country. He is the author of Anguished English, Get Thee to a Punnery, and A Man of My Words. He lives in San Diego. Dave Morice is a writer and illustrator whose books include Poetry Comics and Alphabet Avenue. A longtime columnist for Word Ways magazine, he lives in Iowa City, Iowa.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 10 and up
  • Grade Level: 5 and up
  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press; 1st edition (June 1, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1556522649
  • ISBN-13: 978-1556522642
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #628,390 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on December 2, 2000
Format: Paperback
In this highly entertaining book, punmaster Richard Lederer reveals the tricks of the punster's trade while challenging readers to create original wordplay of their own. In sixteen chapters, with titles such as "Calling on the Homophone," "Puns That Babylon," and "Tairy Fales," the author explains how to use homophones, homographs, and spoonerisms for comical effect while exploring knock-knock jokes, Tom Swifties, and other types of jokes and riddles based on the deft manipulation of sound and meaning. The author presents a clear and simple explanation of each form, provides numerous examples, and then invites readers to create original jokes, rhymes, and puzzles of their own. Language-lovers of all ages will appreciate the wealth of wit and humor presented on these pages.
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By A Customer on September 10, 2001
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My third-grade daughter couldn't put this book down! Absolutely loved the "Pun Fun" section and the "'Let's play a Game' said Tom Swiftly" section. The booked is marked up and dog-eared.
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The flexibility of the English language lends itself to lots of fun stuff as veteran teacher, writer and lecturer Richard Lederer knows so well. Kids love funny jokes and play on words--why not introduce them to the fun side of English.
The "Tairy Fales" shows how Spoonerisms or reversing sounds on pairs of words can yield some madcap results. (And don't forget, Butterfly was once Flutterby, but we just couldn't get it straight.) Riddles are great for long car rides--rhymes will tempt even the most lackluster reader to stretch their abilities. This is a must for homeschoolers and reading to the kids in the evening--fun, too.
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Learning while playing has seldom had the jokes, language puzzles and word play challenges for learning like playing presented in a most interesting way..than this book. great ideas for use while traveling for for the young and older alike. Unbelieveable funny, original and entertaining while playing with words in all ways... Enjoy
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My 8yo step-daughter and I read this together and both enjoyed it.
We skimmed over some parts, but in general I found it a great introduction to wordplay for kids.
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Ordered this book for a young family member and from what we read, I think she will enjoy the book.
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