Why did the chicken cross the road? The answers are as varied and as funny as chickens themselves. Using clever animal jokes, puns, riddles, fantastic images, rhymes, and more, this book examines animal humor in everyday life. Readers will learn how humor is shaped by language and culture and be motivated to use it in their own writing.
Dorsi shouldn't leave her lizard's mealworms on a low shelf in the refrigerator, not with a toddler like Travis around.
With a nod to classic fairy tales, Night Owl plays detective.
Mr. Johnson learns that Rufus is a great dog--despite his weird bark.
Donald Crocodile's singing saves his family from poachers who think the swamp is haunted.
Cal has read so many comics that his thoughts are appearing in balloons above his head.
A neighbor is convinced he's seen Bigfoot. Now Eddie Cathy and Marie want to find out for themselves.
Saralynn helps her uncle discover the missing "puppy."
A big mistake actually helps Chance and Iggy win the talent contest.
This detective and his assistant solve a humorous mystery.
Fox's way of doing the chores cheers up Bear.
Grandpa and Chelsea take care of their garden together, and Chelsea learns how to tell when the carrots are ready.
Fox's fear is relieved when he finds that Bear is helping the birds not hurting them.
This bear learns to mind his manners.
This girl finds clever ways to entertain her brother and his friends until Mom comes home.
Everyone in Maddie's neighborhood gets a chance to do a favorite chore--for someone else!
Rory thinks nothing funny ever happens to him until he tells the class about his weekend.
Isabel has saved her family from a lifetime of having strawberry shortcake for dessert but . . .
Michael went into a cave to get some moss and stalactite drippings for his jungle journal . . . and that was just the beginning!
Confronting a prowler in the backyard, Dinah is determined to find out why someone has taken an interest in her older sister and herself. Who is the buck-tooth burglar? Why are the Rinaldi's tomatoes always involved? And what is the connection between Madge's boyfriend and GASP, a group of well-intentioned anti-smoking activists? When it becomes apparent that Wellman Talent, the modeling agency Madge works for, is making deals with an unscrupulous tobacco company, and that the spy is out to sabotage GASP’s plans to expose the connection, Dinah has to call on all her talents, both sleuthing and singing, to solve the case. In the spirit of Sammy Keyes, Dinah gets by on pluck, courage and an irrepressible sense of humor as she is catapulted into a mystery that twists and turns from the blackberry patch to the corporate boardroom.
Offers young readers a look at four comic tales, including "The Six Sillies," "Blockhead Hans," and "The Emperor's New CLothes."
Offers young readers a look at Mark Twain's distinctive sense of humor as revealed in tales of the old West, Missouri, and medieval Europe.
Trying to juggle his job at "Taste of Italy" along with writing papers for school and his graduation requirement to volunteer at the Golden Oaks Retirement Home, class clown Derrick uses humor to get the jobs done.
Pete finds that the strange noise he hears coming from the toilet is a pink alligator, who can change appearances at will into a mouse, spider, or a dog, is an alien from the planet Galunk.
Eighth-grader Derrick wants to be a stand-up comedian, but his football coach, his parents, Joe, his boss at Taste of Italy, his English teacher Dowling the Dragon, and his Mr. Perfect older brother Craig don't think he's so funny. When Derrick discovers he needs a B on an English paper to stay eligible for football, how can he tame his smart mouth to stay out of trouble?