What can you serve but never eat? A volleyball! When your team is down and out, sometimes the only thing you have is humor. Using sports jokes, puns, riddles, and rhymes, this riotous book helps readers learn how to understand the culture of humor and how to use it in their own writing.
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.
Laughter is a universal language. Using jokes, puns, riddles, fantastic images, rhymes, and more, this book examines humor around the world. Readers will learn how humor is shaped by language and culture and how being a "cultural insider" can help you understand humor in another language or country.
Vampire jokes, insect humor…we often make fun of the things that creep us out. This cringe-worthy book examines how our funny bones are sometimes tweaked by fright. Using jokes, puns, riddles, and rhymes, readers will learn how to harness their own fears and slay them with jokes.
Most kids don’t have to stress about things like exotic insects with a taste for human flesh when they go to class. But students at this school have to be ever vigilant. You never know when a supernatural pastry or a clay monster bent on revenge might be lurking just around the corner. Even a simple field trip to a local animal sanctuary can have ssserious consequences. Dragged fresh from the grave and pulled out of the haunted corners of a school locker, these thirteen new stories are a nod to the storytelling style of Tales from the Crypt and The Twilight Zone. They are guaranteed to make you laugh like a hyena, shake your head in wonder or tremble with fear. A companion volume to Tales from Beyond the Brain.
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.
A big mistake actually helps Chance and Iggy win the talent contest.
Mr. Johnson learns that Rufus is a great dog--despite his weird bark.
A neighbor is convinced he's seen Bigfoot. Now Eddie Cathy and Marie want to find out for themselves.
Donald Crocodile's singing saves his family from poachers who think the swamp is haunted.
Saralynn helps her uncle discover the missing "puppy."
Cal has read so many comics that his thoughts are appearing in balloons above his head.
This detective and his assistant solve a humorous mystery.
Fox's fear is relieved when he finds that Bear is helping the birds not hurting them.
Fox's way of doing the chores cheers up Bear.
This bear learns to mind his manners.
Grandpa and Chelsea take care of their garden together, and Chelsea learns how to tell when the carrots are ready.
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!
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 Mark Twain's distinctive sense of humor as revealed in tales of the old West, Missouri, and medieval Europe.
Offers young readers a look at four comic tales, including "The Six Sillies," "Blockhead Hans," and "The Emperor's New CLothes."