So, why did the book cross the road?

Published on: 06 April 2016 Author: Sophie Offord

Some people think reading is very worthy and serious - but there's no reason why a book can't give you a mighty big belly laugh.

Emily Blunt laughing with Sister

Next time you're in the mood for an almighty laughathon, don't automatically flick through the latest comedies on Netflix.

There are tonnes of funny books out there, all guaranteed to make you laugh on the bus and other inappropriate places.

In fact, we think it's high time that the world had more book jokes doing the rounds, too.

Don't give up the day job?

We want to hear your very best book jokes. Trust us, you need to show us how it's done - since Team BookTrust aren't doing so well with the punchlines right now.

Here are a few jokes that we've come up with so far:

Vampire joke

Why aren't librarians allowed into the magic circle?

Because they know every trick in the book.

What did the book say when it got trapped in the freezer?

'Help, I've got shivers up and down my spine!'

Bee joke

Why do accountants secretly have big muscles?

Because they keep trying to balance the books.

What did the farmer say when he found a root vegetable in his reading material?

'Oh look, that's a turnip for the books.'




Hmmn - and that's when we knew it was time to stop...

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