It’s healthy to laugh at a good joke. It’s probably even healthier to laugh at a good joke being laughed at by grinning animals. That’s exactly what happens in National Geographic’s latest humongous joke book, called: Just Joking Jumbo: 1,000 Giant Jokes & 1,000 Funny Photos Add Up to Big Laughs.
This half-joke-book, half-animal-book has something for everyone. There are space jokes about pigs in space, burping in space, and why Snow White was involved in the space program; Knock-Knock jokes about Saturn and Mars; and “Hilarious History” jokes that ask deeply profound questions, like ‘Why the camel crossed the desert.’ (Because its “mummy” was on the other side, of course!).
There truly is something for everyone here. There are tongue-twisters, riddles, puns, and every gag you could ever think of. These are made even better — and even funnier — by pictures of grinning animals, like zebras showing their crooked smiles, ostriches with hair stand straight into the air and staring into the camera, and gorillas bent sideways with laughter. There are cheesing camels, gleeful animals, and…well, you name it and this book has it.
Use this book to fill extra time in your classroom just before the bell rings or when class is getting ready to dismiss for the holidays. You can also use it as supplemental silent reading — though your students won’t be silent for long when they hear the jokes. You can also gift it to your budding comedian at hom.