Ok I admit it, I’m one of those terrible mother’s who just cannot laugh at their children’s rubbish jokes, I just don’t have it in me. You’d think by now I would have learnt how to do it, afterall Curly is 10 years old so I’ve had plenty of practice. Curly loves to tell jokes, unfortunately he’s rubbish at them because most of the time he tries to make them up himself. Occasionally he will come out with a gem of a joke which someone has told him and then I really do laugh, like the one about the spider but on the whole they won’t be winning any prizes.
Now to make matters worse Little Bean has decided to join in the joke telling stakes and she is even worse than her brother. Yesterday as we got in the car on the way to school she said “Mummy, why did the monkey cross the road?”, “I don’t know, why did the monkey cross the road?”, “because he wanted to see his friends on the other side” – ha ha boom boom! Do you see what I have to put up with?
Then a few weeks ago a little angel must have heard my cries as I said “please no more rubbish jokes, my ears can’t take it anymore” because an email pinged into my inbox saying “would you like to review My First Justin’s Jokes”. WOULD I!!!!!!
Not only is Justin Fletcher like a King in our house, all the children love him, but he’s really quite funny too so he’s bound to have a few good jokes up his sleeve which are more for children’s ears than Daddy’s jokes are.
The book is bright and cheerful with lots of lovely child-like images which grab the children’s attention and there are plenty of images of Justin pulling various funny faces. As for the jokes, they are perfect for wanna-bee comedians of the pre-school and primary school years.
A few of Little Bean’s favourites are:
Why did the toilet paper roll down the hill? To get to the bottom.
Why was the sea wet? Because the seaweed.
What did one snowman say to the other snowman? Do you smell carrots?
What’s really good about all of these jokes is that they are simple enough for young children to remember so there is less chance of getting them wrong. You can’t beat a bit of laughter to make you feel good so I would definitely recommend this book for your little joker, if nothing else it will save you from the painfully not funny jokes they make up themselves!
Come on readers, tell me, what’s the funniest joke that your youngster has told you I’d love to know?
MY FIRST JUSTIN’S JOKES Justin Fletcher 3 May 2012, £4.99 paperback original, ebook £1.99
DISCLAIMER: For the purpose of this review I was sent a copy of My First Justin’s Jokes. All words and opinions are my own and may not be copied without my express permission.