Books by Humor
Humor Me: An Anthology of Funny Contemporary Writing (Plus Some Great Old Stuff Too) (2010)
2.43 of 5 Votes: 1
Ian Frazier makes me laugh, so I thought our senses of humor were more aligned. I was surprised that I found many -- maybe even most -- of his choices for this anthology quite dull. However, this is worth reading for a few really great pieces:Steve Martin's "The Third Millennium: So Far, So Good"...
Goodnight Already! (2014)
3.81 of 5 Votes: 1
Have you ever had one of those nights where a child in your household made sure that you stayed awake with him because HE wasn't sleepy? Well, according to authors Jory John and Benji Davies, you are not alone...especially if you're a bear and you have a wide-awake duck living next door who just...
Ninja Cowboy Bear Presents the Way of the Ninja (2010)
3.74 of 5 Votes: 2
Awesome doesn't begin to explain how cool I thought this book was. I mean, for god's sake there's a NINJA in it!I read this book aloud to myself. It didn't have a rhyme or a rhythm but it didn't affect my enjoyment. There's so much to see in each picture that I found myself focusing on the illust...
Monkey Ono (2013)
3.49 of 5 Votes: 5
Monkey Ono is a toy monkey who is very excited. It is Beach Day, the day when Monkey Ono’s owners are going to the beach. Monkey Ono is excited to stow away so that he can enjoy the fun of being at the beach. However, the bag that he stowed away in wasn’t one that was taken to the beach. Now Monk...
It's Hard Out Here For a Shrimp: Life, Love & Living Large (2008)
3.63 of 5 Votes: 4
I was destined to enjoy this book because Pepe is my favorite Muppet. If this had been an audio book read by Pepe, it would have been hilarious. Stylistically, it felt like watching a stand-up act by someone like Rodney Dangerfield or Henny Youngman - one-liners delivered with a combination of go...
The Really, Really, Really Big Dinosaur (2012)
3.77 of 5 Votes: 1
Level (P). The story about sharing and friendship, but it has a comical side with a valuable lesson at the end. Children love this book especially when they realize that there are hidden pictures on each page. This aspect makes children want to reread the text therefore enforcing the concept of...
Brand New School, Brave New Ruby (Ruby And The Booker Boys) (2008)
3.87 of 5 Votes: 1
Sweet book about Ruby Booker, a girl starting third grade at a new school. Her three older brothers are the most popular people at the school, and she wants to make a name for herself rather than be known as their little sister. Ruby has a lot of personality and is a likable character. I was able...
Sandal Bunga-Bunga (2013)
3.7 of 5 Votes: 4
2 1\2 * actually. The 1/2 lg tu for the sweet cover illustration.I've read this author's 1st book, mangkuk tingkat. I love that book. Hence, high expectation on her second book. However, after finishing this book, am so disappointed. Storyline ada. The story's there. Selitan diff genre pun ade. A...
Lauren Takes Leave (2012)
3.59 of 5 Votes: 1
A FUN (AND FUNNY) FLIGHT OF FANCY.I’m familiar with Julie Gerstenblatt from her Huffington Post columns, so when I saw that she’d written a novel, I didn’t hesitate to download it. I was in serious need of a brief “leave” from my own world of YA Lit and felt sure this author would have what it ta...
A-Babies Vs X-Babies #1 (2000)
4.47 of 5 Votes: 1
For something so short this was incredibly cute!The story was simple and straight to the point, something I've found (but bear in mind, I've only just started reading comics) doesn't occur very often in the 'serious' comics. It was easy to keep track of characters, even though I've never met the ...
True Mom Confessions: Real Moms Get Real (2009)
3.39 of 5 Votes: 5
a friend of mine recommended this to me and let me borrow it as I prepared for the arrival of our first baby. it was a quick read, finished it in about an hour. while amusing at times, I didn't get much out of it. in fact, it left me more discouraged and sad that so many of these women seem to...
Teach Your Buffalo to Play Drums (2011)
3.84 of 5 Votes: 4
Fun story about encouraging kids (or buffalos!) to pursue their interests. The syntax and structure of a second-person narrative isn't easily understood by all kids, so maybe save this one for older ones. Lots of winks to parents, and seeing a buffalo doing kid-things is definitely silly enough t...
The Meanest Birthday Girl (2013)
3.57 of 5 Votes: 3
I don’t ever remember reading books about mean girls when I was a little reader, but I seem to be reading more and more about them these days and I’m glad. It’s Dana’s birthday and she is a mean girl. One of her friends gives her an elephant for her birthday. It’s not a good gift. Dana seems to d...
Yang Dia Pilih (2014)
4.03 of 5 Votes: 1
Permulaan cerita ni psal reez, mak ai .. sadisnya .. x dpt org yg dicintai, yg lebih perit, org yg dia cintai tu adik ipar sendiri. Kesiannye ...Watak cik sayang ni agak annoying msa mula2 kahwin tu. Kan elok klu dibawa bincang dulu. Bkn buat konklusi sendiri. Sebal eh ! Yg kesian part kna tangka...
Is It Big or Is It Little? (2013)
3.53 of 5 Votes: 2
How we regard things is all a matter of perspective as this book shows in a series of examples. An orange ball, for instance, seems big to a tiny mouse, but not so big to a cat. As the mouse tries to evade the cat through several pages, readers will notice that the author has employed antonyms al...