The Book That Made Me: David Almond 20/03/19
The Universe's Greatest Dinosaur Jokes and Pre-Hysteric Puns
Publisher: Sterling Publishing
Which dinosaur chose word power over brute force?
The Universe's Greatest Dinosaur Jokes and Pre-Hysteric Puns sums it all up in its title: this is a book wholly, purely dedicated to teasing out all the possible punniness out of our prehistoric reptile friends.
The book zips along these jokes in a very readable way, with neon-green pages and fun, wacky drawings of dinos wearing ruffs and bow ties. You get the idea: it's zany, it's silly, and guaranteed to get children giggling and relaying the punchlines in the playground.
All of this wisecracking could be a touch too much for some – there are children who might prefer a funny book with a bit of plot, or maybe a joke book that's not on such a specific theme.
However, for dino-obsessed children (and there are a LOT of those), this is the perfect book to get them reading and having fun with words.