Punny Jokes To Tell Your Peeps! (Book 4)

Children - General
38 Pages
Reviewed on 12/14/2020
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Author Biography

Lisa Ayotte is an educator in Connecticut who loves finding ways to make reading easy and fun for her students. She believes children learn best when they can visualize and make connections to what they read. And when something is funny to them, even better!

She decided to make her “Peeps” unique and diverse just like the students she’s taught over the past 25 years. Lisa enjoys creating each scene, adding small details as she goes, to capture the reader's attention and help them focus on the "little" things. Find out more at: punnypeeps.com

    Book Review

Reviewed by Tammy Ruggles for Readers' Favorite

Punny Jokes To Tell Your Peeps! (Book 4) by Lisa Ayotte is an adorable children's book for the funny bones of all ages. Children love to laugh and be funny, and most people like trading jokes, especially puns. This cute book, number 4 in the series, shows kids the fine art of punditry. The book would be fine with just the puns alone, but the irresistible pictures are the icing on the cake, and allow children to see the puns in addition to hearing them. With the changes that have come with COVID-19, a little humor can go a long way, and this book will brighten anyone's day. This book is geared for kids ages 8-12, but while younger ones may not get the jokes, they would almost certainly enjoy the pictures and get a lot of enjoyment from them.

Lisa Ayotte has written a clever book for kids who love to have a good time. Most children love wordplay, and they love to laugh, so this book really has it all when it comes to helping readers feel better. It would make a good gift for a child who is sick or going through a hard time, or even an adult who's a child at heart and likes to read with their kids or grandkids. If you can remember how good it feels as a child to elicit a good laugh from a parent or friend by telling a good joke or using a pun, this is the kind of book that can help foster that feeling. Here's a sample pun from the book: "Peep 1: Why couldn't the pirate play cards? Peep 2: Because he was sitting on the deck." If your child is the class clown or the neighborhood comic with a good sense of humor, this book will be appreciated. And the artwork is really appealing too. The cute characters make the text come to life in an imaginative way. If you're looking for a book to brighten your day and add to a child's thinking skills, you can't go wrong with Punny Jokes To Tell Your Peeps! (Book 4) by Lisa Ayotte.

Asher Syed

Punny Jokes To Tell Your Peeps! by Lisa Ayotte is the fourth book in the children's joke book series, all of which follow the same line of puns by a group of craft pom-poms called the Punny Peeps. This installment contains just over thirty individual jokes. The presentation of the jokes is in a full-color setting with each page having the same format. The lead-in question of “What do you call a...” is asked by Peep one, and the punchline is provided by Peep two. The illustrations are actually photographed, small-scale settings where Ayotte, who is also the photographer, has given the pom-pom Peeps sentient characteristics of eyes, feet, noses, and even sometimes glasses and hats, in a toy theater diorama-esque depiction that turns the jokes into a visual experience.

Lisa Ayotte flexes her creative muscles in the putting together of Punny Jokes To Tell Your Peeps! The jokes are clever, my favorite being “Why was the skeleton so calm? Because nothing gets under his skin!” Some of the props used in the photography made me wonder to what lengths Ayotte is willing to go to obtain the needed craft piece. A pogo stick, for example. Where the heck does someone find a three-inch pogo stick? The photos are fun and well-done even though they had slightly less polish to them than other similar children's books. I definitely see the benefit of encouraging arts and crafts in a young generation who will be wholly surrounded by technology and virtually everything the result of mass production. My father used to say that the next generation will know the price of everything but the value of nothing. This book does reinforce the real importance of crafts and craftwork, particularly by a five-year-old with a pom-pom and Elmer's glue on her fingers right at this moment.

Patricia Reding

Author Lisa Ayotte provides children with some great entertaining fodder to share with their parents, friends, teachers, and those whom they see at their next family gathering in the form of some punny jokes, each accompanied by artwork consisting of stages set with knick-knacks and doodads in the most intricate detail, all good for a laugh. The opening gets things off to a great start with the question: “What do you call a hippo that has a messy room?” The answer, of course, is "A Hippopota-mess!” I also quite enjoyed the answer to the question, “What kind of dog likes to take a bath?” Can you guess? "It is a shampoodle!” Ayotte’s punny jokes even play into that age-old tradition of children loving potty humor, with the likes of the question: “Why did the peeps bring toilet paper to the party?” I’m sure you can guess the answer, which is part of the fun with any good joke, is it not? It is, of course, “Because they were party poopers!”

Lisa Ayotte’s Punny Jokes To Tell Your Peeps! Book 4 is full of jokes that play well with children whose sense of humor is developing, yet for the most part, the jokes seemed new to me. Each includes a play on words—a pun—that makes the joke easy for children to remember for retelling in the future. If your child is a budding stand-up comedian, or if such a child is on your gift list, a copy of Punny Jokes to Tell Your Peeps (Book 4) would certainly be in order.