What to you get when you cross a sheep with a kangaroo?
A woolly jumper.
365 Awesome Aussie Jokes is a collection of …365 Aussie jokes. There’s one for each day of the year. The first joke of the month is a celebrity joke, coming from writers, broadcasters and singers. There are knock-knocks, puns, Did-you-hear-abouts and many more. Each opening includes black and white illustrations while the border around pages reminds the reader to laugh (in case they forget…or the joke doesn’t tickle their fancy).
365 Awesome Aussie Jokes is put together by Camp Quality, an organisation that supports kids and families of kids with cancer. The collection lives the adage that ‘laughter is the best medicine’. The jokes are short and the font is large, allowing access to quite young readers. If the ‘reader’ is too young to decipher the text themselves, they have plenty to laugh with as the jokes are read to them. A foreword explains how this and preceding joke books came to be. Proceeds are used to fund Camp Quality programs. There are two forms in the back. One provides the opportunity to send in jokes, the other outlines how donations to Camp Quality may be made. Recommended for all jokesters.
365 Awesome Aussie Jokes, Camp Quality
Scholastic Australia 2010
Reviewed by Claire Saxby, Children’s Author www.clairesaxby.com
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