What's So Funny? by Donna M. Jackson
Making Sense of Humor

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Q.  What do you call a dinosaur that's scared to tell a joke?
A.  A nervous rex

Who doesn't love to laugh, or to hear and see funny things?  But what makes something funny in the first place?  What exactly is humor?  Using fun facts, anecdotes, and more than a few silly puns, Donna M. Jackson explores the wide-ranging world of humor, explaining why our brains think something is funny, why you can tickle a friend, but not yourself, how to tell a joke like a professional comedian, and so much more.

Illustrated with Ted Stearn's hilarious drawings, What's So Funny? is a behind-the-scenes look at humor that will tickle your brain and your funny bone--after explaining what that is, of course.

About Donna M. Jackson

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Donna M. Jackson (www.donnamjackson.net) is the award-winning author of In Your Face and The Name Game (both Viking) and many other outstanding nonfiction books for children. She lives with her family in Louisville, Colorado. Ted Stearn (www.tedstearn.com) is an illustrator and storyboard artist for several animated cartoons, including King of the Hill and Drawn Together. He lives in Los Angeles, California.
Published June 9, 2011 by Viking Juvenile. 64 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books.

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A light introduction to the appealing, complicated subject of humor lacks the depth to do it justice.

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