Punny Peeps' Amusing Animal Jokes

Children - Grade K-3rd
38 Pages
Reviewed on 01/18/2021
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Author Biography

Lisa Ayotte, an educator in CT, loves finding ways to make reading easier and fun for children. She believes kids learn best when they can visualize and make connections to what they read. And when something is funny to them, even better!
Lisa decided to create her “Peeps” as unique and diverse as the students she’s taught over her many years as an elementary school teacher. She enjoys designing 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 Foluso Falaye for Readers' Favorite

Punny Peeps' Amusing Animal Jokes by Lisa Ayotte is a collection of 32 laugh-out-loud animal jokes for children and families who wish to have a good old cozied-up-at-home, Sunday-evening-leisure time together. The jokes are in the form of questions and answers about animals ranging from elephants to snails and cats and dogs. Each joke has a bright and colorful picture: an actual photograph of arranged animal toys that illustrate the joke. Lisa Ayotte creates humor by playing around with the names of the animals and what they are especially known for and linking the animals with different regular and leisure activities performed by humans: eating pizza, watching television, playing basketball and golf, and others.

They say laughter is the best medicine, and I completely agree! In fact, I believe it is one of the best things one could spend time doing. So, I didn't hesitate to choose Punny Peeps' Amusing Animal Jokes, and it definitely delivers the humor it promises. You know the kind of laughter that just takes over and bursts out without warning, especially when you were just trying to figure out the joke a moment ago? That's exactly what I experienced in most parts of Punny Peeps' Amusing Animal Jokes. Some jokes are outright funny and others are dad-silly-joke funny. And the photographs are quite unique and entertaining; they remind me of stop-motion movies like Isle of Dogs and Fantastic Mr. Fox. Children will love Lisa Ayotte's jokes, and even adults will not be able to resist a chuckle.

Marie-Hélène Fasquel

Punny Peeps' Amusing Animal Jokes by Lisa Ayotte is a short children's book. It is made up of thirty-two delightfully illustrated amusing animal jokes. All the jokes are made up of dialogue by the Punny Peeps who help kids of all ages visualize the jokes, understand them, and create their own sense of humor by building their emotional intelligence and critical thinking skills, which are part of the twenty-first-century skills all children need to learn to thrive in our ever-evolving world. It is never too late to do well! Believe a teacher, mum, grandma, and author!

Punny Peeps' Amusing Animal Jokes by Lisa Ayotte is also first and foremost a treasure to be shared as it is so lovely but above all so positive and packed with fun at a time of negativity. What could better improve the general atmosphere of fear, stress, and anxiety caused by the world-wide pandemic than this adorable, cute, absolutely purrr-fect children’s book? It will undoubtedly help kids overcome this terrible period but it will also support parents, grandparents, and teachers in their daily teaching duties. What is more, it will give children a sense of poetry, of puns, of playing with words, which is necessary to study literature in the future. To conclude, I loved this book and will try to translate it for my grandchildren (though translating English puns into French is not an easy thing!). I thank the author for having made me laugh to tears and to show our kids what laughter, humor, and happiness can be!

Edith Wairimu

Punny Peeps' Amusing Animal Jokes by Lisa Ayotte is a light-hearted children’s book that features creative jokes and puns. Ayotte imagines funny scenarios such as a moose playing a musical instrument, fish that get hair cuts, puppies that love pizzas, alligators who celebrate St Patrick’s Day, and more. It also draws unlikely, imaginative parallels such as the similarities between elephants and ants and computers and sharks. On one page, the book asks, “What do you call polar bears in the jungle?” In another, it asks, “Why is the snail the strongest animal?” After the questions, answers are provided. Each question is preceded by a matching illustration that shows the Peeps in the book as they engage in funny activities that correspond to each joke.

The illustrations in Punny Peeps' Amusing Animal Jokes are colorful and playful. The photographs capture the Peeps in motion. In one, pigs ride on an ambulance and another shows frogs pushing a car. They also help recall the jokes and puns reflected by the scenes. The jokes inspire the imagination since they are organized in pairs that consist of one question followed by an answer. It was exciting to imagine and guess the answers to the questions. The book is informative as it features different animals. The characters are funny and the scenes are creative. Punny Peeps' Amusing Animal Jokes by Lisa Ayotte is a fun and useful children’s book. Its humorous illustrations and scenes will offer great family learning and playing opportunities. Children will love the characters and expand their analytical skills as they read the book.