The Big Book of Silly Jokes for Kids

Title: The Big Book of Silly Jokes for Kids
Author: Carole P. Roman
Publisher: Rockridge Press
ISBN: 978-1-64152-637-1

“The humor is inclusive and family-friendly with kneeslappers that kids will be bursting to tell every chance they get,” the back jacket states in Carole P. Roman’s children’s book, The Big Book of Silly Jokes for Kids: 800+ Jokes.

~ What ~
This one-hundred-and-sixty-page paperback targets children ages six to twelve years old who enjoy silly and funny questions/answers, knock-knock jokes, tongue twisters, puns, riddles, and more. With no profanity or adult situations, a few cartoon drawings are added.

This back-pack sized book contains over eight-hundred jokes that are separated into six sections with a seventh chapter for writing in one’s own jokes. The chapters are divided into Ha! Q&A, Knock, Knock, Tongue Twisters, Puns, Riddles, Wait for It, and Your Turn with short one-liners to paragraphed stories, included with some black and white illustrations, bolded wording, and “Silly Stats” of interesting facts.

~ Why ~
Every kid and adult love jokes, even the typical “knock-knock” ones or corny puns. I like having books to read for our four young grandchildren when they visit, especially if they are funny or produce laughter. With these jokes been clean, they are not embarrassing or lewd while often being a play on words that have to be read not spoken to understand. I appreciate there is an ending chapter dedicated to writing in one’s own designed jokes, including five tips to get started.

Here are some of the book’s examples:
What word is always spelled wrong in the dictionary? ~ Wrong.
What did the triangle say to the circle? ~ You’re pointless.
Knock knock. Who’s there? Ken. Ken who? Ken you come out and play with me?
Can you can a can as a canner can can a can?
No matter how much you push the envelope, it will still be stationery.
What is the best thing you can put into a pie? ~ Your teeth.
Two knives are side by side in a silverware drawer. One knife turns to the other and says, “You’re looking sharp.”
Silly Stat: Did you know the human tongue has eight different muscles?

~ Why Not ~
Some of these jokes are pretty lame and contain bathroom humor. However innocuous they are, the silliness will bring joy to children. Beginner readers may have trouble understanding some of the jokes, especially if they are play-on-words. Due to the more complex jokes in the latter chapters, older children may enjoy them more than younger ones.

~ Wish ~
Since I am not a fan of ghosts and vampires, I prefer jokes that reference them excluded from the book.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a joke book geared toward kids but apropos for all ages, this is a keeper.

Thanks to Callisto Publisher’s Club and the author for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.

This book can be purchased at


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2 responses to “The Big Book of Silly Jokes for Kids

  1. Gail Hollingsworth

    Cute! I have read and reviewed several of her books and this is a very different but fun seeming book. Bet my grandkids would love it. They get downright silly sometimes with their jokes they learn at school.

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