My Christmas Crackers, by Bronwen Davies

What is Santa’s dog called?
Santa Paws.

How can you tell if Santa is really a werewolf?
He has Santa claws!

If you are looking for a book to add to a Christmas stocking or parcel for a young reader, My Christmas Crackers may well fit the bill. This hard cover offering offers Christmas jokes ranging from the punny to the really very funny, and will appeal to readers from 6-12, though even adults will smile or groan along. Each joke runs over two pages, with the question on one page and the answer overleaf, coupled with humours digital illustrations.

Available from bookstores and online, My Christmas Crackers makes an affordable, entertaining gift.


My Christmas Crackers, by Bronwen Davies
Scholastic, 2013
ISBN 9781742839585

My Book of Jokes, illustrated by Bronwen Davies

Why didn’t the chicken cross the road?
Because it was chicken.

Why don’t teddy bears eat much?
Because they’re already stuffed.

My Book of Jokes is a small hardcover offering, featuring, as the title suggests, jokes. Each joke is asked on one page withe reader needing to turn the page to see the answer. The jokes are illustrated in bold digital illustrations with quirkily appealing characters. Whilst each joke and pair of illustrations is self contained, some images and characters reappear. For example a picture of a traffic jam includes the a garbage truck from an earlier joke and a chicken on the pavement.

The jokes are most likely to appeal to early independent readers, though the illustrations and format mean the book will also be appealing to younger children.

Good for a few laughs.

My Book of Jokes

My Book of Jokes, illustrated by Bronwen Davies
Scholastic, 2012
ISBN 9781742831657

Available from good bookstores or online from Fishpond.