What do you get when you touch an electric parrot?
(Mitchell Johnson, Australian Cricketer)
What do you call a sewer that’s jammed with Aussie plumbers?
A bloked drain.
(Kate Ritchie, actress)
Which tree has teeth?
A gum tree.
(Manu Feildel, My Kitchen Rules)
There’s an old, oft-quoted adage which says “Laughter is the best medicine’, but did you also know that if you laugh 100 times a day it is the same amount of exercise as 15 minutes of rowing or jogging? SO you odn’t have to be sick to really benefit from a good laugh. Camp Quality is an organisation devoted to making people laugh – especially kids who are sick with cancer. Best Ever Aussie Jokesis the latest in their series of joke books published to help support their important work.
With jokes on a range of topics – there are chapters on sport, travel, school, animals and more – and of different types, including knock knock jokes, limericks, and silly book titles, there is plenty here to keep the child in your life laughing for ages. Cartoon-style illustrations by Louis Shea on most pages add tot he visual appeal.
Well worth buying both to support kids living with cancer and to give yourself, and your children, a laugh.
Best Ever Aussie Jokes! (Camp Quality), illustrated by Louis Shea
Scholastic Australia, 2011
Available in good bookstores, or online from Fishpond.