Posts tagged with "Humor"

Posted by jmurrow on 10/20/14
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Branching out from his usual jokes about manatees and hot pockets, stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan’s Dad is Fat is a smart, heartwarming, and side-splittingly funny book that details all the joys and horrors of life with five young children.  Written with his usual wit, Gaffigan covers everything from cousins ("celebrities for little kids"), the horrific realities of vacationing at Disneyworld, and the bond that comes from reading The Giving Tree with his young son (as well as his children’s insightful comments on their father’s weight, hence the title of the book). The inclusion of dozens of photographs featuring Gaffigan's adorable family only serves to make this book an all the more enjoyable read.
 
For parents and non-parents alike, such as myself, Dad is Fat is a hilarious, heartwarming cry for help from a man who has realized he and his wife are outnumbered in their own home.
 

Posted by Ms. L on 05/09/12
Knock! Knock!
     Who’s there?
Alli!
     Alli who?
Alligator!
 
Something funny is happening in Kids’ World! Have you seen the joke board in our I Can Read area? The joke changes every month. Don’t forget to take a peek and have a laugh while you’re at the Library!
 
Find knock-knock joke books here.

Posted by jmurrow on 09/17/14
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What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe, best known for his web comic XKCD, which covers everything from advanced mathematics to romance and Internet memes, is a hilarious, subversively intelligent book that more than lives up to its title and was almost impossible for me to put down.  Beautifully illustrated, with the author’s trademark stick figures and infographics, What If? answers such important questions as “What would happen if you pitch a baseball at 99% the speed of light (hint: explosions), “If everybody in the US drove west, could we temporarily halt continental drift?”, and “Could a person walk the entire city of NY in their lifetime? (including inside apartments)?” (hint: you could, but the prison sentence for trespassing would be a bit of a pain). 
 
As a bit of a geek, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it for the lighthearted scientists in your life. Or those slightly odd friends, whom everyone looks at askance when they wonder aloud whether Yoda could use his Force powers to generate electricity.
 

Posted by Mizz J on 10/17/11
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You have read and re-read all of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books.  Until Jeff Kinney writes more of them, you should branch out.  There are lots of other funny titles you could try.  In fact, we have just the list for you.  Keep laughing!