Kick off your week with a few jokes and riddles from Laughs, Laughs, Laughs by Helen Hoke and illustrated by Ricard Erdoes 1965. I love the illustrations (and I’m always looking for inspiration) and as a kid I was joke-book addict so this takes me back (though please recognize this book is not for current kiddos). Enjoy some vintage laughs (maybe email a bad joke to a friend and put a smile/smirk on their face):
“Why are you like two people when you lose your temper?
Because you are beside yourself.” pg. 158
“Teacher:’Tommy, name two pronouns.’
Tommy: ‘Who, me?’
Teacher: “Correct.’” pg. 30
“A tourist in a small mountain village in Europe ordered two fried eggs for breakfast and was surprised to find himself charged the equivalent of seventy-five cents apiece for them.
‘Are eggs scarce here?” he asked.’
‘No,’ the innkeeper said, ‘but tourists are.’” pg. 185
” ‘Freshman: Dad, you’re a lucky man.’
Father: ‘How’s that?’
Freshman: “I won’t need new books next term. I’m taking the same courses over again.’” pg. 25
“Professor: ‘What was the outstanding accomplishment of the Romans?’
Student: ‘They understood Latin.’” pg. 101
“How do you keep cool at a ball game? Sit by a fan.” pg. 161
“What is yours, and yet is used by others more than by yourself?
Your name.” pg. 158
“An owl, after primping for a date with his girl friend, stepped out onto an exposed branch. It was raining in torrents. Unhappily, the owl returned to his nest, muttering to himself, “Too wet to woo.” pg 146 (huh? I’m not too sure about this one, but cute drawing.) ” pg. 146
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All images and jokes from Laughs Laughs Laughs by Helen Hoke published by Mulberry Books 1965 used for review purposes.