“Why wouldn’t the lions play games with the zebras? There were too many cheetahs. Where are those cheetahs?” Rob Elliot writes in his children’s book, Laugh-Out-Loud Pocket Doodles for Girls.
This unnumbered two hundred and forty page paperback targets nine to twelve-year-old girls who enjoy jokes and doodling. With no profanity, the book has no table of contents or index to look up themes of jokes. The author and illustrator biographies along with advertisements end the book.
The next time your daughter, granddaughter, or young girl claims she is bored with nothing to do, hand her this four-by-six inch compact book of jokes that has illustrations to draw, complete, fill in, or design.
Including clean-cut jokes that can be corny, funny, silly, and innocuous, the idea of the book is to not make fun of people while finding something to laugh at daily and cheering others up. Although focusing on young girls, some involve body noises and fluids that the writer considers the best.
With a usual one-liner joke at the top of the page, there is ample space to doodle or complete the exercise while the joke’s answer is near the bottom of the page. A gray section under the answer is instruction on how to complete the illustration.
Here are a couple of examples, complete with the drawing exercise:
Why did the boy stop using his pencil?
It was pointless.
Get the lead out and finish the pencil. What was it drawing? What broke it?
What is the richest bird in the world?
The golden eagle.
Be regal and finish the wealthy eagle.
What do trees eat for breakfast?
Doodle the top of the tree and what it’s eating.
As one can tell, the humor is simplistic yet silly enough for young girls as well as adults to get the joke, either laughing or smirking to themselves, “Why didn’t I get that one?”
This would make a fun addition to a grab or gift bag or for a road trip to lighten the tedious mood. Allowing a child to use her creativity in drawing will also promote imagination.
Elliot is an author of eight joke books for kids. Living in Michigan, he and his wife have five children. Illustrator Hawkins has had his cartoons published in over six hundred publications. He and his family along with numerous pets also live in Michigan.
Thanks to Revell for furnishing this complimentary book in exchange for a review based on the reader’s opinion.
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